• 85/1497 Crucibles (6), ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown
  • 85/1498 Ladles (2), (metallurgists), iron, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, c 1950
  • 85/1499 Pit saw, steel blade, wooden handle, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, 1950-1960
  • 85/1500 Pitch-fork, (garden or hay), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, 1930-1950
  • Two rain gauge measuring cylinders.
    85/1913 Rain gauges (2), measuring cylinders, glass, made by Angelo Tornaghi, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1900
  • 85/1914 Sieve, cylindrical, copper, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [Australia]
  • 85/1915 Funnel, conical, ceramic, size 6 (or 9), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [1930-1950]
  • 85/1916 Mortar & pestle, ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, made in [England]
  • 85/1917 Cylinder, glass, graduated, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1918 Cylinder, glass, graduated, stoppered, used at Sydney Observatory, Australia, 20th century
  • 85/1919 Measuring vessel, possibly rain gauge, glass with spout, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1920 Tubing (2 pieces), chemical glassware, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1921 Watch glasses (2), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1922 Test tube, fused silica, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1923 Tube, sealed glass, containing liquid, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1924 Glass discharge tube, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1925 Discharge tubes (3), glass, (containing powders), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1926 Vessels (5), glass, handblown, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1927 Filter flask, glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Crown, Australia
  • 85/1928 Boiling flasks (2), glass, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1929 Funnel & filter chamber, porcelain/glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Buchner's, Japan/England
  • 85/1930 Roentgen tubes (2), X-ray, used at Sydney Observatory, Newton & Co, London, England


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.

By appointment

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

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