Welcome to lockoweb.com. This is effectively the archives of the new ahsansw.com website going online mid-June.

Its main emphasis is aviation history, concentrating on Australian aviation, largely to do with the Australian Aviation Museum at Bankstown.

Use the search box and you may well be surprised at what you find!

Contact: tomlockley@gmail.com

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Current new aviation projects: history notes 2019 centenary of Ross and Keith Smith's flight England to Australia and digitisation of Southern Skies

Public documents related to AAMB Bankstown 2018

Material related to Luigi Pellarini to relate to the book (May 2018)  test new website

Other archives on this site:

In July 1914, the French pilot  Maurice Guillaux flew from Sydney to Melbourne with Australia’s first air mail and air freight. A re-enactment took place in July 2014.
The website australiasfirstairmain.com is no longer active but has been archived  here  and there are some other pages dealing iwth Guillaux history:. Enter the Guillaux history pages here.

History of Bankstown airfield: prepared, using the work of Chris Matts, AAMB librarian, for a heritage summary by Dawbin Associates 2009. (see this summary).

 AHSA Victoria files from AAMB.  This is a trial of digitising material from the Wills collection belonging to the Victorian AHSA but was stopped when AAMB demanded return of the Victorian material.

Work done for the background to the (successful) nomination of Charles Ulm to the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame in 2015

Cataloguing etc from AAMB

Digitising part of the Wills collection

Data Sbeets for landing grounds, issued by DCA about 1940

Some articles related to Bankstown airfield

Historical notes for heritage assessment 2009 (text only)

Material concerning the 1934 England-Melbourne Air Race

Material concerning the 2012 National LIbrary of Australia grant to enable a significance assessment of the AAMB library collection. This collection is huge (over 140 cubic metres) and contains many remarkable items. It is in the custody of the board of AAMB. I am happy to assist with communication to the board in regard to any matter relevant to the collection.

Digitising the material and making it available on the internet is a new skill for the people involved. If you have a slow internet connection you may find that some large items take too long to load. We are working on this problem and hope to improve things soon.

And some useful links

If you have an interest in what this site is trying to achieve, and you might like to help, see this page