First woman to fly from Goulburn to Mascot and return. Born inas a teenager, Frances Hyatt lived with her family at Single blondes Murdunna and used to ride a horse along the coast to get the closest possible views of post WWI seaplanes exercising over Norfolk and Frederick Henry Bays. She thought it would be tremendous to learn to fly.
In she married Mr Jackson and was living at Murdunna. Here Frances was flying solo after only eight instructional flights and Single blondes Murdunna top of the nine women on the course.
She also became the first woman to Single blondes Murdunna a return flight from Goulburn to Mascot, achieved despite bad weather. One of the other girls who graduated at the same time was 18 year old Miss Rebe Griffiths, who went on to be the first Victorian and 3 rd and youngest Australian to gain her commercial B class licence in She gave up flying at the peak of her career in following Single blondes Murdunna death of her husband.
She later remarried Mr Nicholls and was living in Nubeena in the s.
View link. Les Scholz was the son of the owner of the club.
His brother Russell married Rebe Griffiths, first woman in Victoria to gain her commercial flying licence who also trained at Goulburn. Inscription on back of photo: Baddeley, Claire.
Francis Jackson — Tasmanian aviatrix. In Papers and Proceedings, Volume 65, No. Sandy Bay, Tasmania: Tasmanian Historical Research Association.
Some of these women have passed away and their families should be Single blondes Murdunna that there are photographs included in the Archive, alongside the written text. Image - France Jackson in flying gear standing beside plane Source: Sibgle Schmidt.
Link - "Illustrious history of female pilot takes flight" Goulburn Post, August 3 Image - Inscription on back of photo: