This Day in History: 1891-08-25

Travelling American balloonist, Miss Millie Viola, made a successful hot air balloon ascent and parachute descent at Newcastle, at 2pm. She used her new balloon, the ‘Phoenix’. She also made a successful ascent at Northam a few days later.

West Australian, 21 Aug. 1891, p.5; 24 Aug. 1891, p.4; 27 Aug. 1891, p.4.
Western mail, 5 Sept. 1891, p.8.