Kingsford Smith, Sir Charles

Charles Kingsford Smith
Charles Kingsford Smith, Australian pioneer in long–distance flying (NAA: A1200, L18548)

Records about Australian pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897–1935) in the collection of the National Archives relate mainly to his historic flights – the loss and recovery of his aircraft, the Southern Cross, in late 1929 (including the loss of the search aircraft, Kookaburra), the establishment of the Australian National Airways in 1930 and the loss of the Southern Cloud in 1931. Records about his defence service, and the honours and recognition he received are also held in the collection.

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