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 Millicent Maude <I>Harvey</I> Bryant

Millicent Maude Harvey Bryant

Death 3 Nov 1927 (aged 49)
Burial Manly, Northern Beaches Council, New South Wales, Australia
Plot Section H Plot 389
Memorial ID 28166239 · View Source
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Born at Apsley Wellington New South Wales, the daughter of Edmund George Harvey and Georgiana Sarah nee Bartlett. She was the first woman in Australia to gain a Pilot's Licence on the 28th of March 1927. She was drowned in the Tahiti-Greycliffe Ferry disaster. Her funeral service was held at St. Matthews Church on the Corso at Manly, and at the Church of England Cemetery.

From The Wellington Times, 10 November 1927:
Late Mrs. M. M. Bryant.


A striking tribute was paid to Mrs. Millicent Maud Bryant (the first woman in Australia to gain a pilot's license from the Aero Club), who was buried in the Church of England Cemetery, Manly, on Saturday afternoon.

Five aeroplanes from the Mascot aerodrome flew over the procession as it wended its way to the cemetery. As the burial service was read by the Rev. A. R. Ebbs, rector of St. Matthew's, Manly, one of the planes descended to within about 150 feet of the grave, and there was dropped from it a wreath of red carnations and blue delphiniums. The wreath fell within 50 yards of the grave, and attached to the floral tribute was a card bearing the following inscription:

5th November, 1927. With the deepest sympathy of the committee and members of the Australian Aero Club — N.S.W. section.

The airmen who flew over the cemetery were Captain E.W. Leggatt and Captain R. M. King: (in Aero Club's machines) and Messrs. S. Tyler, H.W. Ross, T. O'Dea, and H. Drummond.

The chief mourners were Messrs. Bowen Bryant (son), E. G. Harvey (father), and F.H.H. Harvey and G. S. Harvey (brothers).

The Aero Club was represented by Messrs. Geoffrey Hughes - (president), R. H.: Mitchell, L. L. Nall, Milton Kent, and W. J. Kingham,and the Department of Civil Aviation was represented by Mr. C. Crateau.

See also: for an ABC radio interview with her grandson.

Family Members



Australian Women's Pilots' Association
Millicent Maude Bryant
The First Woman In Australia To Gain An "a" Private Pilot License on 23rd March 1927
50th Anniversary 1927-2007




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