refers to a historical series of Australian
events and or activities pertaining to government departments, civilian groups or individual Australians, which centre on or around the study of Unidentified Flying Object
(UFO) reports, sightings, encounters and other related phenomena, known as ufology
within the Australian context before 1984.
Early reports about UFOs in and around Australia date back prior to 1947. However, the Kenneth Arnold case
(June 1947) and the Roswell UFO Incident
(July 1947) became international press items and appeared in Australian broadsheet newspapersThe Argus
" for 7th 1947 - FLYING SAUCERS' To Be Hunted Down
- Mystery has U.S.baffled. New York (AAP)- Image Source PRA Melbourne.
The first gathering of UFO enthusiasts occurred in Melbourne Victoria
in March 1949 at the Aeronautical Research Laboratory
– Melbourne, Victoria (ARL). The non-government meeting minutes show an attendance of 23 enthusiasts from various state and local groups such as the British Interplanetary Society
, Royal Aeronautical Society
(RAS - Melb), Commonwealth Aircraft Corp
- Melbourne (CAC)CAC -... Read More