HerStory

Marion F. WRIGHT

Also known as: née Lunn, Brownie, Browny

Special Achievements:

In 1934 Brownie was the first Australian woman pilot to go night flying.  There were no marked runways with lights, just kerosene flares made out of tin cans full of burning rags.  In 1938 she was part of a Tiger Moth Formation Team of three, which flew cross country to a destination of 1000 kilometres.  This was before radios so communication was done with hand signals.  Brownie was a regular at St Osmond Golf Club in Adelaide until she retired.


Resources

  • Image - Brownie Wright

    Early South Australian aviator Brownie Wright (nee Lunn) in an oriental inspired jacket.

    State Library of South Australia. [B 75228/2] This image has no known copyright restrictions.


  • Image - Brownie Wright

    Early South Australian aviator Brownie Wright (nee Lunn) in her flying gear.

    State Library of South Australia. [B 75228/1] This image has no known copyright restrictions.