HISTORY: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS PTY. LTD. (ANA) was Australia's predominant carrier from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s. With funding from the Orient Steam Navigation Company a new Australian National Airways was registered on 13 May 1936, and began services under its new name on 1 July 1936. When Sir Ivan Holyman died in 1957 the shareholders offered to sell out to the government, in order that ANA merge with TAA and some smaller airlines. The government declined.
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