| The vast
majority of the events recorded in these pages are based
on personal observations by the author. In addition
to the author's collection of newspaper cuttings, the
following references were used to supplement these observations:|
The Journal of the Aviation
Historical Society of Australia provided many
useful references. In particular, John Wilson's
definitive study of flying boat operations from
the Brisbane River and from Redland Bay was especially
valuable. If you are fascinated by the thought of
flying boats on the Brisbane River, write to AHSA
and ask to purchase a copy of the September 1997
Aviation Heritage (Vol 28 No 4). You won't find
a better, more readable reference anywhere. Better
still, ask to join.
Noel Oxlade's newsletter provided much useful information
particularly in relation to Compass.
Trevor Boughton and Neville Parnell's definitive
study of aviation in Australia is a must for any
student of Australia's aviation history.
North-West Aerial Frontier
This and other works by Ted Wixted, doyen of Australian
aviation historians and world authority on Smithy,
Hinkler et al.
Airfields WW2 - 50 Years On
Roger Marks' in-depth study of Queensland's wartime
airfields is fascinating reading, particularly in
relation to the significant role Eagle Farm played
Peter Turner's privately published "detailed catalogue
of Qantas aerophilately" was a useful source of
many Qantas "firsts".
I extend my thanks to all of these authors and to
the many airline representatives who checked their
files for the ones I missed.