Died: 1963Special Achievements:
1960 - First woman in Australia to obtain Silver C award in gliding, and set an Australian women's altitude record of 10,200 feet.
Petrick, Jose. (2010, November). The History of Alice Springs through Landmarks & Street Names. St Marys, South Australia: Openbook Howden Design and Print. p. 188.
Miss Mary Weaving – Glider pilot.
Miss Mary Weaving was one of Australia’s leading women glider pilots. In February 1963 she obtained the international gliding award, the silver C and was preparing to obtain the Gold C.
Mary was a resident of Alice Springs for 15 years. She was a committee member of the Alice Springs Gliding Club and one of its most active and enthusiastic members.
In November 1963 the glider Mary was flying developed aileron flutter, a condition from which it was impossible to recover at her altitude. Sadly, the glider crashed on a hill near the Carmichael Estate and Mary was fatally injured.
The whole town grieved for her.
Silver C. for woman pilot. Centralian Advocate. October 28, 1960:page unknown.
Inspecting glider wreckage. newspaper unknown. December 5, 1963:page unknown.