- Hudson Fysh: The Extraordinary Life of the WWI Hero Who Founded Qantas and Gave Australia Its Wings
Hudson Fysh: The Extraordinary Life of the WWI Hero Who Founded Qantas and Gave Australia Its Wings
The extraordinary life of the Gallipoli veteran and WWI Flying Corp gunner who founded Qantas and gave Australia its wings.
Hudson Fysh was a decorated World War I hero who not only founded Australia's national airline, Qantas, but steered it for almost half a century from its humble beginnings with two rickety biplanes to the age of the jumbo jets. More than anyone, Fysh shaped the way that Australians saw the world.
By the critically acclaimed author of bestselling biographies of John Monash, Banjo Paterson, Joseph Banks, Lachlan Macquarie and Henry Lawson, this is a fascinating, lively and thoroughly researched portrait of a modest, resolute family man with a steady hand during turbulence, a man who guided Australia's national airline from its humble beginnings through the dark days of the Great Depression, the perilous years of World War II, when the airline flew dangerous missions for the Allies, and into the great boom in international tourism that followed with the jet age.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2022.
Format: Hard cover, 480 pages.
Dimensions: 24.7 cm (h) x 16.4 cm (w) x 4.4 cm (d) / 791 grams.