Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney: Google Doodle Celebrates Australian Aviator’s 122nd Birthday
Google celebrates Australian aviator Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney’s 122nd Birthday with a new doodle. Maude ‘Lores’ Bonney was a pilot and the first woman to fly solo from Australia to England in 1933.
Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney was born as Maude Rose Rubens, in Pretoria, South Africa on November 20, 1897. Later she received the name “Lores” in inclination to her given names. The family moved first to England, then to Australia. She received her primary education in Melbourne, and afterward, at a completing school in Germany.
Maude ‘Lores’ Bonney, who might have turned 122 on November 20, was a role model for female aviators around the world. A pioneer for women in aviation, she finished the 1933 journey in 157 hours of flight time, surviving a groundbreaking journey fraught with risk as she flew through heavy storms, survived two crashes, and had an experience with a crowd of water buffalo.
Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney or basically Maude Bonney met and wedded Harry Barrington Bonney, a leather goods maker, in 1917 and then she moved to Brisbane, Queensland.
A flight with her husband’s cousin in 1928 started her craving to become a pilot. By 1931, Maude ‘Lores’ Bonney had devoted herself to flying, embarking on her first solo flight in a Gipsy Moth biplane named My Little Ship. A record-breaking first flight, it took Lores about 15 hours to fly south from Brisbane, Queensland, to meet her dad for dinner in Wangaratta, Victoria.
Maude ‘Lores’ Bonney kept on pushing the boundaries for aviators with each successive flight, and in 1937, Lores became the first person to fly solo from Australia to her birthplace of South Africa.
With her honorary doctorate from Griffith University, affirmation as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), as well as a Queensland electoral district named after her, Maude ‘Lores’ Bonney’ accomplishments serve to inspire pilots of future. In contrast to Lores, be that as it may, the present pilots approach to radio and won’t need to do their very own maintenance to get to their destination.
In spite of these honors, Maude ‘Lores’ Bonney’s accomplishments and flights have largely been forgotten, overshadowed by other women pilots of her time who got more promotion and publicity. Neither of her airships still exists.