Modern History Nancy Bird Walton

Topics: Woman, Great Depression, Aviator Pages: 2 (583 words) Published: December 8, 2010
Good Morning Students and Teachers.
Im going to be talking today about Nancy Bird Walton.
Was Nancy Bird Walton a woman ahead of her time & a womans of firsts?

I chose Nancy Bird Walton as she was Austrailan and she was really interesting to read about.Nancy was a very successful woman who achieved her goals in life.The reason why I chose this question was because she achieved a lot in life and my answer shows how successful she was and how she made her goals come true. It also shows how she became famous for being a woman of firsts and a woman ahead of her time.

Nancy was born on October 16th 1915 and died January 13th 2009. Nancy bird wanted to fly almost as soon as she could walk.As a teenager during the great depression in Austraila ,Nancy Bird found herself in the same position as many other children of her time,leaving school at 13 to asist her family.Her brothers and sisters stayed with her mother in the city, while Nancy moved to the country with her father to work in his general store and be his housekeeper.

When nancy bird walton was fourteen,some pilots brought their planes to wingham in the rurual N.S.W, to give joy rides & exhibitions of trick flying nancy took two joy-flights and paid the pilot extra to do some loops & rolls for her.That was the day she decided to learn to fly.

Nancys father did not approve of his daughters’s intentions, but did not forbid her to go.Having saved up two hundred pounds, she moved into her mother’s house in sydney.From here on she would travel to mascot where she would begin flying lessons.

Some of Nancy’s achievements in life were, when she was 17 she was the first woman to fly a plane, later on that year she got her pilots licence & at 19 she became the first Australia woman to make a living from flying,In 1935 she became the youngest woman in Austraila to gain her commerical flying licence, soon after Nancy became well known with her first ladies fly tour over the country towns of NSW, In 1935...
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