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Author O'Reilly, Kevin M., author

Title Charles Pratt of Belmont Common : a life in the air : Geelong's pioneer aviator, aerial photographer and flying instructor / Kevin O'Reilly ; [foreword by] Justin Giddings
Published Dingley Village, Vic : Kevin M. O'Reilly, [2016]


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 ADPML SPWV  629.13092 Pratt Ore/Cpo  LIB USE ONLY
Description [6], 280 pages, 37 pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Summary “This publication is a biographical collection of material concerning the life of pioneer aviator, Charles Pratt, a New Zealander who by a series of chances together with his brothers, commenced a commercial life in Geelong, Victoria, between the two-great wars of the twentieth century. It contains many photographs, may of them taken by Pratt himself, aside from being a professional flying instructor, was also a professional aerial photographer. His legacy to the people of Geelong and Victoria is a large collection of these historical images held by the State Library of Victoria which are accessible to the public. Throughout his life he was known to keep a diary, some of which are reproduced in this book, giving us a glimpse of life in Geelong before World War 2.”--Back cover
Analysis Australian
Notes Title from cover
Includes indexes
Library's NL copy signed by the author. ANL
Subject Pratt, Charles Daniel, 1892-1968 -- Diaries
Air pilots -- Victoria -- Geelong -- Biography
Air pilots -- Victoria -- Geelong -- Diaries
Airlines -- Australia -- Employees -- Biography
Photographers -- Victoria -- Geelong -- Biography
Photographers -- Victoria -- Geelong -- Diaries
Teachers -- Victoria -- Geelong -- Biography
Teachers -- Victoria -- Geelong -- Diaries
Aerial photography -- Victoria -- Geelong
Geelong (Vic.) -- Biography
Author Pratt, Charles Daniel, 1892-1968, author
Giddings, Justin, writer of foreword
ISBN 9780646962023