Ann Blainey

CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH – KING OF THE AIR

2020-08-19T15:57:53+10:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Paper, Sydney Paper Archive|Tags: , |

Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records with his astounding and daring voyages: the first trans-Pacific flight from America to Australia, the first flight across the Tasman, the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland. A tickertape parade was held in [...]

Charles Kingsford Smith – Hero and Innovator

2019-05-13T16:00:01+10:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Function|Tags: |

Speaker(s): Ann Blainey (Historian & author – most recently of King of The Air – The Turbulent Life of Charles Kindsford Smith) Date: 9 Apr 2019 Topic: Charles Kingsford Smith – Hero and Innovator Venue: The Sydney Institute, Level 40, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney Time: 5.30 for 6pm Book from: 27 March [...]

Dame Nellie Melba

2017-05-10T15:32:51+10:00May 16th, 2012|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Ann Blainey is an author of five biographies. Her most recent biography is I Am Melba which records anew and with particular detail the life story of Australia’s renowned opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba. The work also reflects Blainey’s fascination with singing and opera. Ann Blainey has served on the council of two Australian opera [...]