Hustling Hinkler (Fox-Trot Song). Lyric by L. Wolfe Gilbert. Music by Abel Baer. Aviation, L. Wolfe GILBERT, Abel BAER, Bert HINKLER.
Hustling Hinkler (Fox-Trot Song). Lyric by L. Wolfe Gilbert. Music by Abel Baer

Hustling Hinkler (Fox-Trot Song). Lyric by L. Wolfe Gilbert. Music by Abel Baer

Melbourne, Allans, [1928].

A piece of sheet music: overlapping colour-pictorial wrappers, 8 pages including the covers (the title song is on pages 3-5); contemporary ownership signature on the front cover; a few tiny edge tears (a couple of larger ones are sealed); in very good condition.

The song presumably commemorates Hinkler's historic flight in February 1928, the first solo flight from England to Australia ('And now he's home, from o'er the foam ... | Bustling Hinkler rides all alone'). We say presumably, because 'Copyright MCMXXVII by Leo. Feist Inc. N.Y.' is printed at the foot of the song; we can't explain the discrepancy with the dates. A copy of a biography of Bert Hinkler by Grantlee Kieza, 'The Most Daring Man in the World' (Sydney, HarperCollins, 2012; a large-format paperback in fine condition). [2 items].

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