Clyde Fenton

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
Clyde Fenton was a skilled aviator and brilliant surgeon. Together with fellow doctor, Cecil Cook, the Northern Territories Chief Medical Officer, he pioneered the creation of the Flying Doctor Service. The Doctor Service was a great medical success but ran foul of the Department of Civil Aviation. Fenton battled with the Department and he soon found himself in court fighting for his right to fly and carry on with his work. Fenton soon became a folk hero to the people of the Northern Territory.

Credits

director

John Power

co-producer

Film Australia

Pamela Vanneck

Ron Saunders

Language

English

Duration

00:48:00:00

Colour

Colour

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