Item #CL202-45 Hudson Fysh. Max Dupain, 1911–1992 Aust.
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Hudson Fysh

c1950. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, faded inscription “Sincerely, Hudson Fysh” in ink in lower margin, 30 x 23.9cm. Slight foxing and minor cracks to margins, laid down on original backing.

Image held in the National Portrait Gallery. Born in Tasmania, Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh (1895–1974) was the managing director of Qantas from 1923 to 1955, and its chairman from 1947 to 1966. He was also the founding director of the Tasman Empire Airways Ltd (TEAL), which was the first air service to New Zealand. Fysh started his career as a jackaroo, but later became one of the founders of Qantas, following his service in the Australian Flying Corps during WWI. While he was managing director of Qantas, Fysh continued to be a pilot for the company (until 1930), worked on an experimental airmail service, and advised on the formation of a flying-doctor service. Ref: ADB.

Item #CL202-45

Price (AUD): $3,650.00  other currencies

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