Papers of Arthur Herbert Affleck
These papers comprise 4 log books (1925-1946) which include flights for
the Royal Flying Doctor Service, newscuttings, several articles about
Affleck, and letters, 1925 - 57.
Item 1 Pilot's log book covering period 23 July 1925 - 5 June 1927,
chiefly for flights over Hay, Deniliquin, Eucha, and Melbourne, while
flying for Australian Aerial Services Ltd., 528 Collins Street, Melbourne.
93p. 16.5 x 10 cm.
Item 2 Pilot's log book covering period 9 June 1927 - 9 July 1931,
chiefly over Queensland and Northern Territory area while flying for
Qantas, Longreach, Queensland.
97p. 16.5 x 10 cm.
Item 3 Pilot's log book covering period 10 July 1931 - 21 Jan 1937,
while flying for Qantas, Brisbane Qld; Pacific Aerial Transport Ltd., Wau,
New Guinea; West Australian Airways Ltd, St Georges Terrace, Perth W.A.;
MacRobertson Miller Aviation Co. Ltd., Pastoral House, St Georges Terrace,
97p. 16.5 x 10 cm.
Item 4 Pilot's log book covering period 25 Jan. 1937 - 2 April 1946,
while flying for Civil Aviation Department, 522-536 Little Collins Street,
Melbourne, chiefly in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia with
route inspection flights into Northern Territory and Western Australia.
54p. 16.5 x 10 cm.
Item 5 Loose-leaf book of newscuttings and photos (undated) compiled by
Alfred Affleck, father of Arthur Herbert, and autographed by Ruth Affleck,
wife of Arthur Herbert, 25 July 1967.
Items 6-15 Loose newscuttings (most undated).
Items 16-17 Pioneer flying doctor pilot: the aerial medical service
which now covers a continent began in the Queensland Gulf country, its
first airman Arthur H. Affleck, article by Jim Hodge.
Item 18 Australia's pioneers of the skyways, produced by Allantic
Union Oil Company Pty. Limited in tribute to the vision and tenacity of
Australians who contributed greatly to world aviation progress
Item 19 Cops and robbers, by Norman Ellison (Contact
magazine, Dec 1960) - The story of Affleck involved in an air chase for
thieves of a stolen car.
Item 20 Letter from E.F. Twaddle, 20 Dec. 1935, thanking Mr Affleck for
piloting the plane to Derby with Dr Anderson to pick him up as well as
informing Affleck that a cigarette case has been sent as a token of
Item 21 Letter from Bill Taylor, 13 Feb. 1959, explaining he was pleased
to see Affleck's contribution to humanity had been acknowledged in Australia's
Pioneers of the skyways.