Aviation history

The unique geography of the Northern Territory (NT) has played an important role in the development of aviation in Australia. 

The Northern Territory Library has a wide range of resources illustrating how the Territory has influenced air travel, from The Great Air Race from London to Darwin in 1919, to the development of the aviation industry across the continent.

The Northern Territory Library's resources include biographies, personal manuscripts and historical photographs.

Read Aviation history (350.0 kb)

Read the Great Air Race 1919 (496.1 kb).

Last updated: 11 October 2017