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Meeting – 28 June 2022 @ 7.30pm

Tim Harding will speak on the topic of Major Harry Shaw: pioneer aviator of Port Melbourne at the Society’s June meeting.

Major Harry Turner Shaw OBE (1889-1973) was an Australian pioneer aviator, both in wartime and peace. During the 1920s, he had an aircraft engineering factory, hangar and airstrip at Port Melbourne, from which he became the first civilian to fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 1922. He flew daily between Port Melbourne and his home at ‘The Point’ mansion overlooking Ricketts Point, Beaumaris. 

Tim Harding is a member of the Sandringham and District Historical Society. He has studied history, philosophy and science at Monash University; and is a retired senior Victorian public servant and regulatory consultant. 

Major Shaw on board his plane.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and work, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.