Hudson Fysh

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First name: Hudson

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Last name: Fysh

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Sir Hudson Fysh of St Leonards, Tasmania was a founder of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd (QANTAS), 1920. He was a woolclasser aged 19 when he enlisted with the A.I.F., 26 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Hobart on board Transport A2 Geelong, 20 Oct. 1914. He served with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron in Gallipoli, was seconded to the 67th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 6 July 1917 and appointed Flying Officer Observer 4 Dec. 1917. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Oct. 1918 and returned to Australia on HT Port Sydney, 5 March 1919

Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.
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