Parachute history in Western Australia

Most of the parachuting in Australia in the early 1890s appears to have been done by four women, Valerie and Gladys Van Tassell (Freitas) and Millie and Elsie Viola.

Millie Viola held the public stage in Perth and other parts of south-western Western Australia during 1891. She would think nothing of making three descents a week and survived unscathed a number of incidents such as landing on the edge of roofs and having her canopy collapse in a whirlwind, when she was saved by landing in a tree. She went on to make descents in eastern Australia.

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