Manuscripts, oral history and pictures catalogue
Adlib Internet Server 5

Details



Print
8451
  • Title
    Charles Kingsford Smith beside his WWI Bristol Tourer, which he bought from Major Brierly of Western Australian Airways, and press photographer Jack Turner, with his 1/2 plate press Graflex and camera bag, about to take aerial pictures, Mascot
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Home and Away - 7273
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    Jun 1927
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    8451
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 glass photonegative
  • General note

    "The Bristol was registered G-AUDK. One of the two aircraft used by Smithy, Ulm, Anderson and Hitchcock on their record-making around-Australia flight." (Ted Hood, 9/1988)
    Sydney Exposures exhibition caption: Round Australia attempt, Mascot, June 1927 : Charles Kingsford Smith and photographer Jack Turner with the ancient Bristol Tourer in which he and Charles Ulm were to attempt a round Australia flight. The engine malfunctioned at Newcastle after only 90 minutes flight and they were forced to return. Using another aircraft of the same type, they started again the next day and established a new record of 10 days for the journey. The following year, 'Smithy' and Ulm wrote themselves into history with the epic trans-Pacific flight in another aircraft 'The Southern Cross'.
    Digital order no:hood_07273
  • Name
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in

View Media Files

2.

Share this result by email