record breaking

The forgotten aviatrix

History & Culture

Brisbane pilot Lores Bonney broke many records during the 1930s, narrowly cheating death several times. Despite being lauded as the first woman to fly solo from Australia to England, she remains little known today.

Australasia’s record-breaking destinations


From the oldest rainforest to the youngest hot spring, the longest highway to the largest sand island, these unique locations hold the world record in their respective fields and are sure to trigger your wanderlust. We take a look at 7 of these alluring places in an extract from the original book by Samantha Wilson, Ultimate Record Breaking Destinations.