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Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Australia to recover the bodies of aviators Anderson and Hitchcock in 1929

Object type
Diaries

Object number
1985.0027.0001.001

Description
An account of the Thornycroft Expedition of 1929. A green and brown, cloth-bound hardcover diary, featuring handwritten journal entries, newspaper clippings and photographs. The expedition was by Thornycroft A3 four wheel drive truck into the Tanami Desert in Central Australia to recover the bodies of aviator Keith Anderson and his mechanic H S Hitchcock who perished after their plane was forced down in the Tanami Desert while searching for Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm. The handwritten text, clippings and photographs are all glued or taped onto the brown cardboard pages of the diary.

Collection name
Sharp and Cook collection

Author
Mr Leslie S. Miles

Compiler
Mrs Verle Moore

Content created
Tanami, Australia

Place compiled
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Content created
1929

Date compiled
1931 - 1932

Author
Mr Leslie S. Miles
Driver and mechanic on the expedition

Associated person
Lieutenant Keith V. Anderson
Subject of the Thornycroft search

Associated person
H S. Hitchcock
Subject of the Thornycroft search

Associated organisation
Thornycroft Australia Limited
Sponsor of the expedition

Associated person
Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
Subject of Anderson and Hitchcock search

Associated person
Mr Charles T. Ulm
Subject of Anderson and Hitchcock search

Associated person
Mrs Betty Cook
Daughter of Leslie Miles

Associated person
Mrs Dorothy Sharp
Daughter of Leslie Miles

Associated place
Tanami, Australia

Associated place
Wave Hill, Northern Territory, Australia

Associated place
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Associated period
30/03/1929 - 30/06/1929

Materials
Paper, Photographic emulsion, Adhesive - non specific, Textile - non specific

Dimensions
Width: 365mm
Height: 258mm
Depth: 42mm



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