Guide to the Papers of Ronald Armstrong relating to Ernest Crome
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
Created: January 2021
- Armstrong, Ronald G
- Papers of Ronald Armstrong relating to Ernest Crome
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS 10486
- 0.09 metres (1 Packet)
- Language of Materials
- Special Collections (Manuscripts)
The collection comprises Australian aviation philatelic material received by Ronald Armstrong from his friend Ernest Crome and includes first day covers bearing the signatures of Australian aviation pioneers including Gubby Allan, Hal Litchfield, Nancy Bird Walton, Lores Bonney, Sir Norman Brearly, Lawrence Wackett and others; a letter carried on the very first Ansett flight from Hamilton to Melbourne signed by the pilot Vern Cerche in addition to other envelopes carried on historical fights and a copy of Ernest Crome's book 'From Ships to Helicopters', signed by the author, Australian aviation pioneers and Australian cyclist and politician Sir Hubert Opperman.
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Ronald Armstrong relating to Ernest Crome, National Library of Australia, MS 10486, [class/series/file/item number(s)]'.
Commemorative cover of Cathay Pacific Airways VR-HDB-DC3 Farewell Flight. 18th-23rd September 1983, 1983 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Sydney -Cairns-Wewak-Davao-Manila-Hong Kong
Commemorative cover of the inaugural Ansett Southern Connection flight from Tasmania to New Zealand, 1980 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Includes handwritten note from A.L.James, Manager Flight Operations. Ansett Airlines of Australia. Pilot in command VH.RML
2 commemorative covers of 50th Anniversary Adelaide-Darwin-Adelaide flight, one with signatures of Pilots Bruce Cowan and J Chapman, 1985 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
With accompanying letter from E.A.Crome to Ron Armstrong
Commemorative cover of the inaugural Ansett Southern Connection flight from Tasmania to New Zealand FLT 393 Hobart /Christchurch FLT 394 Christchurch/Hobart Wednesday 3 December 1980, 1980 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Includes printed stamp "Pilot in Command Boeing 727 VH RML Captain A. L. James" and stamps of Australian planes
Commemorative cover carried on the inaugural flight Christchurch NZ - Hobart Tasmania Wednesday 3 December 1980commemorating, 1980 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Handwritten by A.L. James , Pilot in Command VH-RML
Harold Arthur Litchfield (Navigator)signed Aviation flown cover commemorating 50th Anniversary of the trans-Pacific flight by "Southern Cross", 1978 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Certified copy number 0018 signed by Group Captain W.S.O. Randle
2 commemorative covers - Ansett Airlines of Australia Flight 19. Brisbane-Sydney 1120 hrs 10th June 1978 with accompanying letter from Crome to Armstrong, 1985 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Paul Stevens Captain. G Helman Co-Pilot DC9 VH-CZI Covers carried by E.A.Crome commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Trans pacific Flight by the Aeroplane 'Southern Cross"
2 commemorative covers of the 1934 trans-Pacific flight by the Airspeed Envoy "Stella Australis", which was lost off Hawaii with C.P.Ulm among those on board with accompanying letter from Crome to Armstrong, 1984 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Signatures on the envelopes include Sir Norman Brearley, Lores Bonney, Litchfield and Nancy Bird Walton;
Commemorative cover for the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of the 'Clancy Sky Baby" aeroplane at Mascot Aerodrome on 15th February 1931, 1981 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Includes information sheet (x2) about the homebuilt "Baby" aeroplane by E.A.Crome
Commemorative envelope carried on the 'Spirit of Sutherland' Hot Air Balloon flight, pilot Bruno Dupuis, at Sutherland Hospital 'Fete Day', 1987 (File) - Security-Binder 1 (MS 10486)
Includes multiple signatures
Signed by the author, Australian aviation pioneers and Sir Hubert Opperman, Minister for Shipping and Transport with accompanying letter from E.A. Crome to Ronald Armstrong
Handwritten note on verso 'For Ron Armstrong' from Ern Crome 9.6.78'
With handwritten annotations from E.A. Crome
Colour photograph of Sutherland Hospital 'Fete Day' - E.A Crome with Hot Air Balloon crew, 1987 (File) - Box Shared box
Annotated on verso