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Chapter 7

I The First 100 Years 1788-1888

II Railways

III Motorised Vehicles

IV Aviation
i Local Inventions, Research, Design and Manufacture
ii The Development of Air Transport: The Trail Blazers
iii The Services
iv The Royal Flying Doctor Service
v Ground Aids and Safety Innovations
vi From Aviation to Modern Shipping

V Modern Shipping

VI Innovative Small Craft

VII Conclusion

VIII Acknowledgements

IX Contributors



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The Services (continued)

In the meantime, Ansett branched out into other areas of the transport industry and Ansett Transport Industries Limited dominated the Australian tours market. In 1957, after the death of Sir Ian Holyman, Ansett took over ANA in one of the most unlikely take-over bids in the history of the industry. At this stage, a sudden reversal of Ansett's attitude to the two-airline policy took place and, from a detractor and fighter of same, he became its staunch supporter. A negative aspect of the situation was that Ansett was instrumental in preventing another TAA first, namely the introduction of the French Caravelle aircraft, which would have provided pure jet services on domestic routes in the early sixties.

Both airlines grew and provided efficient and safe services throughout Australia, using similar aircraft until, in the early eighties, TAA was first again in introducing wide-body aircraft, the Airbus on domestic routes.

In 1980, Ansett Airlines were taken over by a joint operation of T.N.T. and News Limited, to become a large conglomerate of airlines, freight companies, holiday resorts, hotels and restaurants, which spread its operations not only into the Pacific Basin, but also to the United States and Europe.

In discussing the history of the air services in Australia, it is important to mention the achievements of the Australian-run services of New Guinea in the thirties, which pioneered the transport of air cargo. In the mid-thirties Guinea Airways lifted more freight in the Lae-Wau-Bulolo region than all the rest of the world's airlines combined.[44]

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Ansett; Ansett Transport Industries Ltd; Australian National Airways (A.N.A.) (second); Guinea Airways; News Limited; Thomas Nationwide Transport Ltd (T.N.T); Trans Australia Airlines (T.A.A.)

People in Bright Sparcs - Ansett, R. M.; Holyman, Sir Ian; Schaetzel, Stanley S.

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