22nd February 2020

Mrs Lores Bonney, wife of Harry Bonney, a wealthy leather goods manufacturer, appears  a to have led a fairly conventional life in their comfortable home in Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills— until she met her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler.

The year was 1928 and Bert had just landed at Eagle Farm after the sensation of having completed the first solo flight from Britain to Australia.

There was a reception at Bowen Hills for Bert, and it’s then that Lores appears to have been badly bitten by the flying bug. To explain just where that took her is to be left to Janet Marshall (pictured), our speaker at the first meeting of the New Farm and Districts Historical Society for 2020.

“The talk is entitled ‘Flying High: The remarkable life of Aviatrix Lores Bonney’,” says Janet who is a member of the
National Trust.

I have always been interested in aviation probably because of my father’s flying exploits during World War II, then later with his little Auster J5.

It promises to be a busy meeting so please arrive early on Saturday, 22 February, 2-4pm, at Merthyr Road Uniting
Church Centre.

Afternoon tea will be provided. Bring along your friends. All are most welcome.