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For most of the twentieth century travel between Western Australia and the eastern States was difficult and expensive. 
Although the first airmail service was established in December 1921, air freight and air travel remained a hazardous and expensive business well beyond the reach of ordinary people. 
In the early days of the aviation industry in Western Australia flying was dangerous and one pilot was killed. 
The establishment of a State-wide network of air routes, linked to interstate and international flights did much to reduce the isolation felt by communities within Western Australia. Following the Second World War aircraft were used for transporting freight in the State's North.

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