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Hinkler House an Enduring Connection to Aviator

Apr 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM

Sitting proudly within the manicured lawns of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens is Bert Hinkler’s English home which was dismantled and rebuilt in its current location 40 years ago.

In celebration of the Australian Heritage Festival, we take a look back at the incredible series of events that saw this physical connection to the pioneer aviator preserved.

Originally built by Bert and Nance in 1925 in Southampton, England, the house was scheduled for demolition in the early 1980s.

A passionate group of locals, led by Lex Rowland alongside Stan Lohse and Merv Purkiss who were dedicated to preserving the memory of the aviation great, steered a community campaign to purchase and relocate the house.

The project, which has provided the Bundaberg Region with not only an enduring tourist attraction but a lasting personal legacy of the feats of the pioneer aviator, was completed through hours of volunteer labour.

Read the news story online or why not visit the Botanical Gardens in Bundaberg and see for yourself.

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Written by Megan Dean see the history, images and timeline of this wonderful story.
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