Books written by AHSA members.
The AHSA supports and encourages the publication of books on Australian aviation history by its members. Below is a selection of these books. Details for purchasing the books are listed with the description of each book. The list below is by publication date, with the most recent releases at the top of the page.
Finished With Engines by Colin Lock Qantas longhaul flight engineers 1941 – 2009 When Qantas’ last Boeing 747-338 VH-EBV departed Sydney on 20 January 2009 a 67-year association between Qantas and flight engineers departed with it. This book recalls the story of that sometimes difficult association and gives details of all the men who proudly … Continue reading Finished with Engines by Colin Lock
Australian Eagles by Kristen Alexander Australian pilots in the Battle of Britain “Australian Eagles” tells the stories of five Australian pilots and one adopted Australian who successfully defended Britain against the Luftwaffe onslaught. They rank among the nearly 3,000 men known as The Few. Heroes all who faced death daily; Jack Kennedy of Sydney (Spitfire … Continue reading Australian Eagles by Kristen Alexander
Bindaloo Air by Brian George An illustrated children’s poem Written and illustrated by AHSA member Brian George. One of a series about the small country town of Bindaloo, it describes aircraft construction and conversion from military to a commercial airliner. Details of airline services and maintenance are outlined as are the shortcomings of hiring a … Continue reading Bindaloo Air by Brian George
Australia @ War by Peter Dunn A digital publication supplied on a USB memory stick The “Australia @ War” USB Memory Stick will amaze you with the amount of historical information and rare photographs regarding military activities in Australia during WWII. Learn about your relative’s military role in Australia during WWII Discover the unknown … Continue reading Australia @ War by Peter Dunn
Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm by Cameron Hazlehurst The crash of Hudson A16-97: An Australian tragedy ‘In the whole history of government in Australia, this was the most devastating tragedy.’ Three decades after what he called ‘a dreadful air crash, almost within sight of my windows’ Robert Menzies wrote ‘I shall never forget that terrible … Continue reading Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm by Cameron Hazlehurst
Flyers of Time by Kevin O’Reilly Winner of the Victorian Community History Awards 2013 award for Local History This collection of aviation reportings, documents and photographs began as the result of Kevin’s interest in recording the story of the World War II RAAF Base at Nhill in western Victoria. This was the town of his … Continue reading Flyers of Time by Kevin O’Reilly
The Purple Stripe by Brian L. Hill A history of Flight Engineers in Australia While the publication is essentially about FEOs, an enormous amount of material has been woven into the book to ensure that the Flight Engineer’s role is seen in the wider context of the Australian Airline Industry. A brief history of each … Continue reading The Purple Stripe by Brian L. Hill