Lores Bonney aviation archive and collection of memorabilia
Personal papers and memorabilia relating to the life of pioneer aviatrix Delores Bonney (1897-1994)
Personal papers of pioneer aviatrix Delores Bonney (1897-1994) including (-1) scrapbooks, 1932-1937, (-2) logbook of flights to England and Africa, 1933, 1937, (-3) photograph album of flight to Africa, 1937, (-4) published articles by Bonney, 1933, 1938, draft of article by Bonney, n.d., (-6) maps and charts, c1926-1935, 1954, (-7) 'Notices to Airmen' (Civil Aviation Branch, Department of Defence), 1929-1937, (-8) correspondence, 1918-1984, (-9) photographic prints and negatives, 1913-1980s, (-10) press clippings (post flying career), 1952-1984, (-11) essays by schoolchildren about Bonney, 1934, (-12) recorded conversations with Bonney, 1984, (-13) official or legal documents, 1947-1965, travel souvenirs and accommodation records, 1933-1967, (-15) printed material, 1933-1984, (-16) printed announcements and commemorative material, n.d. and (-17) promotional material, c1970s-1980s. The Museum also holds a collection of memorabilia relating to the life of Lores Bonney, including material from her childhood and the clothes she wore while flying and objects associated with flying and her aircraft from the period 1920s to 1940s.
A printed guide to the full archive is available at the Museum. Some material is available on the Powerhouse Museum Website (B2604)
Air transport; Aviation; Lores Bonney; Women pilots
Aircraft logbooks; Archives; Aviation clothing; Maps; Personal effects; Personal papers; Scrapbooks