Guide to the Papers of Roy G. Bettiens


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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 

Military

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 

1918-1989

 

Administrative Information 

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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. 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Roy Bettiens, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 25, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance 

The collection was donated to the Academy Library in 1986 and 1989

Additional Information

Separated Material 

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.

 

Subject Keywords 

Subjects 

Air Force

Personal Names 

Roy Bettiens

Herbert John (Bert) Hinkler, 1892-1933

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, 1897-1935

Charles Thomas Philippe Ulm, 1898-1934

Corporate Names

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

Occupations 

Aviator

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1
Photocopies fromTime Flies magazine.

Folder 2
Plane Speaking, Vol. 1 No. 8, May 29th, 1941
Pages from Walkabout magazine, 1935-1955.

Folder 3
Three notebooks:

'Taming the North'
'Bert Hinkler'
'Battling Parer'

Folder 4
Three notebooks:

'Aviation'
'Early Birds'
‘Aviation, 1971' 

Folder 5
'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.

Folder 6
Miscellaneous

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’

Folder 7
Working material for 'Hinkler and History' (newspaper clippings, Hansard, and two letters from George Drew, January and March 1985)

Folder 8
Scrapbook – On Hinkler’s Flying Service in Italy in 1918 

 

Box 2

Folder 9
RAAF News, Vol. 13, No. 2. March 1971. ‘Golden Jubilee 1921-1971’ 

Folder 10
Photocopy of 'My Yesterdays, Todays and Tomorrows', by Charles Ulm [36 p.] 

Folder 11
Photocopy of pages of 'The Schneider Trophy Races', by Ralph Barker 

Folder 12
Two scrapbooks on Hinkler 

Folder 13

‘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]

 

Box 3 

Folder 14
Bound book

The Loss of 'Stella Australis' in 1934 and other Littlejohn papers.

 

Box 4

Folder 15
Bound book

Aviation History, Hinkler & Queensland, Vol. 2 [newspaper clippings]

 

Box 5 

Folder 16
Bound book

Aviation History, Hinkler & Queensland, Vol. 1 [newspaper clippings]

 

Box 6

Folder 17
Bound book

Aviation History, General, Vol. 1 [newspaper clippings]

 

Box 7

Folder 18
Bound book

Aviation History, General, Vol. 2 [newspaper clippings]

 

Box 8

Folder 19
Bound book

Aviation History, Rackemann Collection, Vol. 1 [newspaper clippings]

 

Box 9

Folder 20
Bound book

Aviation History, Rackemann Collection, Vol. 2 [newspaper clippings]

 

Box 10

Folder 21
Scrapbook photo album

  1. Capt. Henry John (Harry) Butler, AFC of Minlaton, SA
  2. Squadron Leader Herbert John Louis (Bert) Hinkler, AFC, DSM, Bundaberg, QLD
  3. Bruce McDonald of Goulburn, NSW & Steam History
  4. Goulburn’s contribution to all manner of ventures – historical displays and preservation

 

Box 11

Folder 22
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (I): Pages 1 - 65

 

Box 12 

Folder 23
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (II): Pages 66 – 131

 

Box 13

Folder 24
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (III): Pages 132 – 205 

 

Box 14

Folder 25
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (IV): Pages 206 – 279

 

Box 15

Folder 26
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (V): Pages 280 – 353 

 

Box 16 

Folder 27
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (VI): Pages 354 – 

 

Box 17

Folder 28
Seven scrapbooks on Hinkler, aviation and aviators (VII) 

 

Box 18

Folder 29
The Queenslander, 12 December 1935