Bert Hinkler, Bundaberg’s most famous son

I had never heard of Bert Hinkler before. It seems he is the aviator who was born at Bundaberg and who was prolific at setting flying records. Bundaberg has created a very detailed, small museum about him and his achievements. They even brought his English house, Mon Repos, over and reassembled it here.

Bert Hinkler's house, Mon Repos is now at Bundaberg
Bert Hinkler’s house, Mon Repos is now at Bundaberg

I particularly loved the picture of his parent’s home in Bundaberg with his plane parked in the back yard.

Unfortunately I did not get long at this fascinating museum on early flight as the dog began complaining loudly outside.

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