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Bert Hinkler, Pioneer Aviator (1892-1933)

Medal - Bert Hinkler,1928 AD

Image: Medal - Bert Hinkler,1928 AD

Source: Museum Victoria

'Hustling Hinkler' was an early Australian aviator. He was born in Bundaberg, Queensland, on 8 December 1892. He showed enthusiasm for flying from an early age, and at 22 travelled to England to work for an aircraft factory. Two years later World War I broke out, and Hinkler joined the new Royal Naval Air Force as a mechanic. He later realised his ambition to become a pilot. His daring earned him a bravery award for an action over Germany, and his flying exploits were reknowned.

In 1928 he flew from London to Darwin in 16 days, and a medal was issued to commemorate the event (NU 33125, etc).

Hinkler was killed in a plane crash in Tuscany, Italy, on a flight from England to Australia on 7 January 1933.

References:
Carlisle, L.J. (1983). Australian Commemorative Medals and Medalets from 1788, p.149.

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  • Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics

    Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928

    Australia Victoria Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD) Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was design ...

    Images: 2
  • Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics

    Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928

    Australia Victoria Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD) Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was design ...

    Images: 2
  • Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics

    Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928

    Australia Victoria Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD) Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was design ...

    Images: 2
  • Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics

    Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928

    Australia Victoria Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD) Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was design ...

    Images: 2
  • Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics

    Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928

    Australia Victoria Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD) Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was design ...

    Images: 2
  • Postcard - Bert Hinkler, 1928 Image

    Postcard - Bert Hinkler, 1928

    Black & white photographic postcard of Australian pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler with his mother. This photograph was taken during a broadcast from Hinkler's home town of Bundaberg, Queen ...

    From: Bundaberg, Australia Images: 1
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