Horrie Miller was a partner in the MacRobertson Miller Aviation Company.
One of the commemorative plaques at Aerodrome Park in Maylands honours ‘Horrie Miller: Pioneer aviator and airline operator’.
Our Frank Colquhoun collection includes:
- Image FC 156 showing the Bristol M1-C World War One fighter owned by Horrie Miller. It was brought to Maylands by Miller in the mid-thirties and gave spectacular displays of aerobatics. Miller eventually donated it to a museum in South Australia
- Image FC 385 from 1951 showing Hudson Fysh of QANTAS and Horrie Miller of MMA at Glenroy Abattoir in the west Kimberley region, while visiting the novel Air-Beef transport scheme
- Image FC 391 showing Horrie Miller in front of his Wackett aircraft in Broome following his retirement from active service
This image also appears on page 83 of Frank Colquhoun’s 2001 book Cockpit and Spanner.
- Image FC 392 showing Horrie Miller alongside the cockpit of his personal Wackett aircraft in Broome
- Image FC 395 showing Horrie Millert talking to Sir MacPherson Robertson, the confectionery tycoon at Maylands Aerodrome
This image also appears on page 82 of Frank Colquhoun’s 2001 book Cockpit and Spanner
- Image FC 397 showing Lady Robertson, Sir MacPherson Robertson and Horrie Miller standing in front of a DH 84 Dragon in the MMA hangar at Maylands Aerodrome.
This image also appears on page 82 of Frank Colquhoun’s 2001 book ‘Cockpit and Spanner
- Image FC 411 from December 1938 showing the assembled Lockheed ready for ferrying to Perth (From L to R . Horrie Miller, Norman Adams, two Lockheed staff, unknown, Keith Dureau, Jimmy Woods, Bob Patterson).
We also hold an extract from the personal recollections of H C “Horrie” Miller and clippings about him.
For more information
- our Horrie Miller Flickr Album for digitised images and other digitised information