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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Johnson, Amy (1903–41)

Damien Cash.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 265 words.


in 1930 made the first England–Australia flight by a woman. She was born at Hull, England, and

Amy Johnson

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Australasian and Pacific History.


British aviator who, in 1930, made a celebrated solo flight from Britain to Australia. In recognition of this achievement she was made a CBE.

The daughter of a...

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