Collection G13 - Harold Charles Gatty Collection

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Harold Charles Gatty Collection


  • 1933-1970 (Creation)

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1 file

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Harold Charles Gatty (5 Jan 1903 - 30 Aug 1957) was a Tasmanian aviator, adventurer and writer born in Campbell Town in 1903. He qualified as a marine navigator through the Royal Australian Naval College which lead to his interest in aerial navigation. He is noted for inventing an air sextant and an aero chronometer, but also his flying exploits , most notably, with Wiley Post, circumnavigating the earth in a record 8 days 15 hours 52 minutes, in 1931. For more information see :

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Donated by Mr Ern Crome, 15th June 1979

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Collection consists of material relating to Australian air mail flights

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Mar2019




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