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The Resource Len Waters : boundless and born to fly, Catherine Bauer

Len Waters : boundless and born to fly, Catherine Bauer

Label
Len Waters : boundless and born to fly
Title
Len Waters
Title remainder
boundless and born to fly
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bauer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Len Waters may have been born behind the gates of an Aboriginal reserve, but his big imagination and even bigger dreams took him soaring well beyond the reach of those who tried to confine him. Kamilaroi man Len Waters dreamed of taking to the skies. It was an unlikely dream at the time, but during WWII he beat the odds to become Australia's first known Aboriginal fighter pilot. Rules and restrictions controlled much of Len's early life. Born in the 1920s, Len had a basic education and life was lacking in luxury. But Len had a sharp mind. He had a boundless work ethic. Len also had big dreams and a family who supported them. Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters - Boundless and Born to Fly takes readers on Len Waters' soaring journey from making his home-made model aeroplanes at his kitchen table, to flying RAAF fighter jets in the south west Pacific in World War II. Len was a history maker, a young man who didn't let society's prejudice, his culture or skin colour stand in his way. But when WWII was over, Len sadly discovered that his service and courage did not result in equality. Len once said that, out of his RAAF uniform, he simply 'returned to being a black fellow'. Today, decades later, Len's determination and achievements are recognised and honoured across Australia
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Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
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Bauer, Catherine
Dewey number
358.43092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Australia remembers
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waters, Leonard Victor
  • Toomelah Station, N.S.W
  • Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Kamilaroi (Australian people)
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Len Waters : boundless and born to fly, Catherine Bauer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069344266
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
91 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922488596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
Stock number
NLApp95364
System control number
(OCoLC)1268322139
Label
Len Waters : boundless and born to fly, Catherine Bauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069344266
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
91 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922488596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
Stock number
NLApp95364
System control number
(OCoLC)1268322139

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