MACROBERTSON MILLER AIRLINES - A MICRO HISTORY
MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA) was created from two airlines that began operating in Western Australia in the mid-1930s. MMA took over the air service from Perth to north Western Australia and Airlines (WA) began air services to the remote gold mining communities in the east of the state. In 1956 these airlines amalgamated to form MMA which served the whole of Western Australia and parts of the Northern Territory. In 1963 Ansett Transport Industries, the major privately owned airline in Australia, gained a controlling share of MMA and in 1981 it was renamed Airlines of Western Australia. In November 1984 the airline was renamed Ansett WA and on 1 July 1993 it was absorbed into Ansett Australia.
Horrie Miller, the co-founder of MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Company, and two of his early pilots (George McCausland (left) and Bert Hussey) in the 1930s.
Charles Snook, the founder of Airlines (WA), in about 1937 with the Simmonds Spartan, one of the first aeroplanes used by Airlines
A line-up of some MacRobertson-Miller Aviation Company Staff in mid 1947. Included in this photograph is Alex Whitham (third from the left), Arthur Budd (fifth from the left) and Horrie Miller, founder of the company (far right)
MacRobertson Miller Aviation Companys air route in 1947
Airlines (WA)s air routes in 1947
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