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Charles 'Moth' Eaton: pioneer aviator of the Northern Territory

Farram, Steven (2007). Charles 'Moth' Eaton: pioneer aviator of the Northern Territory. (1 ed.) Darwin: CDU Press.

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IRMA ID 75030976xPUB3
Author Farram, Steven
Title Charles 'Moth' Eaton: pioneer aviator of the Northern Territory
Place of Publication Darwin
Publisher CDU Press
Publication Year 2007
Edition 1
ISBN 9780980384611   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 63
Field of Research 2103 - Historical Studies
HERDC Category A1 - Book (DEST)
Abstract Captain Charles Eaton, OBE, AFC, MID, Knight Commander in the Order of Orange Nassau with Swords, received numerous honours during his lifetime, as his full title illustrates. He is remembered in the Northern Territory in a number of ways as well. There is a Lake Eaton in Central Australia and an Eaton Place in the Darwin suburb of Karama. Charles Eaton Drive leads into the Darwin International Airport, where Eatons portrait can be seen hanging in the arrivals hall. Moreover, the location of the airport is soon to be named Eaton also. There is a display dedicated to Eaton in the Northern Territory Parliament, and a National Trust memorial celebrating him at the Tennant Creek Airport, in which town a block of flats was named in his honour as well. But perhaps his favourite memorial would be the Charles Moth Eaton Saloon Bar in the Tennant Creek Goldfields Hotel. But who was Charles Eaton and what did he do to be memorialised in such ways? Illustrated with many rare photographs, this book outlines the contributions made to Northern Territory aviation by one of its early prominent figures, Charles 'Moth' Eaton.
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