Guide to the Papers of Roy G. Bettiens
|Manuscript Name||Guide to the Papers of Roy G. Bettiens|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 25|
|Last Updated||May 2019|
|Extent||1.02m (18 boxes)|
|Location||Academy Library, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||The papers chiefly comprise press clippings, notebooks and scrapbooks relating to Australian aviation history, Bert Hinkler and Charles Kingsford-Smith. Included is Molly Rackemann's collection on Charles Kingsford-Smith, donated to Bettiens|
Collection Subject Type
Scope and Content
This collection chiefly comprises press clippings, notebooks and scrapbooks relating to Australian aviation history, Bert Hinkler and Charles Kingsford-Smith. Included is Molly Rackemann's collection on Charles Kingsford-Smith, donated to Bettiens
Date Range of Content
Access and Copying Conditions
Access: Open Access
This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy.
Copying: Copying of material authored by Roy Bettiens for private study and research is approved.
Papers of Roy Bettiens, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 25, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was donated to the Academy Library in 1986 and 1989
This collection originally included a number of publications. These works have been catalogued separately, and added to the collection.
Bettiens, R. G. (1985). Hinkler: Hyperbole, hypocrisy and humbug versus authenticity and accuracy in Australian history (Limited ed.). Dickson, A.C.T: R.G. Bettiens.
Bettiens, R. G. (1989). Squadron Leader Owen Price, No. 8 Squadron's forgotten hero: Being a research report about RAAF Beauforts and the men who flew in them, the story of the Rabaul episode, an expose of denial of a Victorian Cross for Owen Price and a cover-up to launch the campaign for Owen Price's VC. Dickson, A.C.T: R.G. Bettiens.
Herbert John (Bert) Hinkler, 1892-1933
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, 1897-1935
Charles Thomas Philippe Ulm, 1898-1934
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Photocopies fromTime Flies magazine.
Plane Speaking, Vol. 1 No. 8, May 29th, 1941
Pages from Walkabout magazine, 1935-1955.
'Taming the North'
'Hinkler, and Fifty Years Beyond'. Talk to be delivered before a joint meeting of the Institution of Engineers, Australia Canberra Division and the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society Canberra Branch at I.E.Aust. Headquarters Building Barton A.C.T. on September 28th, 1977. By John L. Watkins.
Includes photocopies on Hinkler.
Aviation notes. ‘Battling Parer’
A Brief history of RAAF station, Canberra
Squadrons and units that have been based at Canberra in post war period
Empty ‘Project Folder’
Working material for 'Hinkler and History' (newspaper clippings, Hansard, and two letters from George Drew, January and March 1985)
Scrapbook – On Hinkler’s Flying Service in Italy in 1918
RAAF News, Vol. 13, No. 2. March 1971. ‘Golden Jubilee 1921-1971’
Photocopy of 'My Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows', by Charles Ulm [36 p.]
Photocopy of pages of 'The Schneider Trophy Races', by Ralph Barker
Two scrapbooks on Hinkler
‘Hinkler’s wing comes home’, Australasian POST, June 25, 1987
Letter from R.G. Bettiens to L. Hard, Head Librarian of ADFA Library. 5 December 1989 [x 2]
Squadron leader Owen Price No. 8 Squadron’s forgotten hero and The Campaign for Owen Price’s VC [x 2]
The Loss of 'Stella Australis' in 1934 and other Littlejohn papers.
Aviation History, Hinkler & Queensland, Vol. 2 [newspaper clippings]
Aviation History, Hinkler & Queensland, Vol. 1 [newspaper clippings]
Aviation History, General, Vol. 1 [newspaper clippings]
Aviation History, General, Vol. 2 [newspaper clippings]
Aviation History, Rackemann Collection, Vol. 1 [newspaper clippings]
Aviation History, Rackemann Collection, Vol. 2 [newspaper clippings]
Scrapbook photo album
- Capt. Henry John (Harry) Butler, AFC of Minlaton, SA
- Squadron Leader Herbert John Louis (Bert) Hinkler, AFC, DSM, Bundaberg, QLD
- Bruce McDonald of Goulburn, NSW & Steam History
- Goulburn’s contribution to all manner of ventures – historical displays and preservation
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (I): Pages 1 - 65
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (II): Pages 66 – 131
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (III): Pages 132 – 205
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (IV): Pages 206 – 279
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (V): Pages 280 – 353
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (VI): Pages 354 –
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (VII)
The Queenslander, 12 December 1935