Southern Cross at Parafield Airport, 1928.

Taking Flight: South Australia’s Early Aviation Industry

Well-known historian, Peter Donovan, looks at the energetic and risk-taking endeavours of the early aviators during the inter-war years (1919-1939). With small rickety aircraft, the pilots who returned from the First World War sought to continue their exciting airborne lives and to make a living in entertainment and transport while, in some cases, aiding the development of bigger and better aircraft.

Presented by Professional Historians Association (SA)