May Bradford welding part of the all Australian monoplane for the England-Australia air race, 1934 / photographed by Sam Hood

Format: Gelatin silver photonegative


Notes: May Bradford was the first woman pilot to hold “A” & “B” ground engineer’s licences in Australia


From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales


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  • randomonix PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photos from the 1930's, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • br@mbly PRO 7y

    She looks great! Clever, pretty and self-assured. I'd love to have known her.
  • captsnuf 7y

    my mother made aircraft parts in the 40s here in kansas for the war effort. she was high school age then...
    this lady is probably of the same very independant type that my mom was.
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  • lbows78 6y

    This is my great great aunt. I have heard a great deal about her, but never seen what she looks like. Thankyou
  • RBT99 6y

    Hello lbows78 ... how interesting about your great aunt!

    Would your family be able to confirm that your great aunt May Bradford got her pilot's licence (private) at Royal Aero Club, Victoria on 1/8/39 No:3187 but sadly had a fatal accident while taking off with 2 female passengers?

    I am writing a book about Australian female firsts in aviation.
    Many thanks.
  • das auge ! off 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wir haben`s schwarz auf weiss ONLY THE BEST IN B&W ART♥ ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  • KatShep28 5y

    Wow May Bradford (Shepherd) is actually my great great grandmother, We actually have 2 photos of her still in our family which my uncle now has, One of a headshot of her in or flying outfit and one beside her plane (The Golden Eagle) she built. I have a lot of information on her that I have collected over the years.
  • Ncle 5y

    Good to see such a lovely clear photo. My husband's great grandmother was actually killed in the plane crash along with May Bradford.
  • JoSenior2010 5y

    I agree, this is a lovely photo. My great grandmother was Harriet Coley who was killed in the plane crash with May Bradford.
  • Ncle 5y

    JoSenior2010 - you must be related to my husband Nigel as it was Harriet Coley I was referring to in my earlier message.
  • jamica1 PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Science, Technology, History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) PRO 5y

    I made shoes from this cool image!
    Flickr Commons Shoes by pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)
  • Gnukit 5y

    Priceless time.
  • tsienni 4y

    Precious document.
  • Hiroyuki Nakada PRO 4y

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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  • abclady 4y

    Wow, amazing how you are related!
  • TeaButterfly 4y

    I love how strong and determined she looks!
  • Tenisha12 4y

    May Bradford stayed with the Fawcett family at Mascot while she was learning to fly she showed me her plane the Golden Eagle I have great memorys of her. Joan Lyons (Fawcett)
  • Feonacy Tyson 2y

    The post is pretty nice and the black and white photo of welding parts is looking very nice.
    KLK Welding
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