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Thursday, 13 September 1973
Page: 939

Mr THORBURN (COOK, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Minister for Air aware that there is no national aircraft museum and that many of the sole remaining examples of various types of service aircraft adorn the entrances of our defence establishments? Has the Minister any plans to establish such a museum for the preservation of our aviation history?

Mr BARNARD (BASS, TASMANIA) (Minister for Defence) - I have received a number of representations both from members of this House and from interested people outside it asking me to consider the establishment of a museum for aircraft that have been used in this country. I have asked the Department of Air to look at the question to see what can be done and what provisions can be made for facilities of this nature. As soon as a report is available to me I will inform the honourable member and the other people concerned.

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