Welcome to lockoweb.com. This website has 3.8 gigs of stuff very badly organised.

Its main emphasis is aviation history, concentrating on Australian aviation, largely do 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

 

Current new project: 2019 centenary of Ross and Keith Smith's flight England to Australia

Enter the PHM pages here. This describes our activities in saving the Powerhouse Museum.

We are also collecting material on Luigi Pellarini to relate to the book currently (May 2018) being written.

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. www.australiasfirstairmail.com . Enter the Guillaux history pages here.

 This site also is a place to store stuff related mainly to my former voluntary role as archivist at the Australian Aviation Museum, Bankstown. This museum opened in 1985 and has preserved iconic items in a historic setting: the history of Bankstown airfield is little known, and entirely amazing (see this summary). However, the prevailing public ideology is that Sydney needs another shopping centre more than it needs an aviation museum. Poor fellow, my country!

 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 Victoriqn 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

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