This photo album and Time Line attempts to illustrate the life of aeronautical engineer
and novelist Nevil Shute Norway (1899-1960).
Already frustrated by the lack of any organized collection of Nevil Shute images and
information, I was inspired to collect and collate the album by Derek Hill's fascinating
presentation at the Oz2001 conference. Derek showed a terrific photo of an exhilarated 31
year old Nevil Shute in the Navigator's Cockpit of R100 and I realized that I wanted to see
if there was more.
The early part of the album is fairly bare of photos of early photos of Shute and his
family but we still have hope that more photos will be found.
Anyone with an un-featured Nevil Shute related photo in their possession or finding one
anywhere are kindly asked to send a copy to me at
email@example.com. Please include all
the details that you know of publication, photo credits, website name etc etc. If you have
a suggestion for a Shute-related photo that you feel should be here please don't hesitate
to contact me.
Enormous thanks go to the many, many enthusiastic people who contributed photos that they
took themselves, owned or found in books and websites. At the end of this document is a
list of credits that explains the cryptic initials under the photos. Anyone who assisted
and is not credited should please contact me immediately.
Avid researchers will find notes on several missing and much desired photos and are
encouraged to do their own search to help to improve this document.
The arrangement is as chronological as is reasonable.
I hope you enjoy this labour of love that can never begin to repay the debt I owe to
Nevil Shute Norway for all the interest, pleasure, and general enjoyment of life
that, while I never met him, he has unselfishly shared with me.
If the credit in brackets begins with the word Photo: then the first set of initials
is the photographer, the next is the source and the 3rd, if any, is who found it.
If the word Photo: is missing then the photographer's name is unknown and the first set
of initials is the source and the second, if any, is who found it. In many cases people
sent photos I already had so I have mentioned the first person to send in a copy of
any given photo.
AB = Andy Burgess
AH = Aviation Heritage website
ANL = Australian National Library
AO = From The Airships Online Website
AT = Anthony Triggs book "Portsmouth Airport"
AWW = Australian Women's Weekly
BJBC = The Bobbi-Jo Blake Collection
BW = Barnes Wallis by JE Morpugo
CC = Chris Connellan
CE = Clayton Evans photographer
CEB = Charles E Brown photographer
CHS = Cairns Historical Society - copyright)
CO = Changeover.com Nevil Shute website
DDT = David Dawson-Taylor
DeH = De Havillands
DH = Derek Hill
DHB = De Havilland Book "DH"
DHM = D.H. Middleton from his Airspeed book
DLPB = David Lawrence and Peter Bird's Lyons Tea Website and Book.
DSC = Delatite Shire Council
DT = Dan Telfair
EK = Edwina Kastner
FGC = The Fred Greenwood Collection
FM = Flight Magazine
FN = Frances Norway
FOF = Flight of Fancy by James Riddell. Photos are uncredited but are probably by James Riddell.