About the Book 'Boy Phoenix'
Boy Phoenix is a tribute to a young and debonair Australian aviation pioneer: one who strove to bring air travel to the public eye - locally and globally. Jimmy Melrose and his peers dared to believe we could all fly.
Jimmy was the golden-haired boy of his era. People recognised in him a model citizen and a devoted son. His sole focus was the betterment of aviation. Yet he was a shy person and shunned the trappings of celebrity.
This book places Jimmy Melrose where he belongs: as a national symbol of those adventurous days in the air.