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Game, ‘The Sir Ross Smith Aeroplane Race Game, for two or more players’ commemorating a record flight between London and Australia, 1919, printed in Sydney

Made 1919

The 1919 air race from England to Australia won by Australians, Ross and Keith Smith, is illustrated in this children’s board game of the time. The Smith brothers flew in a twin-engine Vickers Vimy heavy bomber, repaired enroute with chewing gum and pieces of fruit crates. The aircraft had the registration G-EAOU, which Smith’s crew jokingly referred to as ‘God ‘Elp All Of Us’. The race was meant to demonstrate the feasibility of long-distance air travel, and prize money of £10,000 was offered b...

Summary

A8184
Game, 'The Sir Ross Smith Aeroplane Race Game, for two or more players' commemorating a record flight between London and Australia, 1919, printed in Sydney

Production

1919

Source

Gift of Mr & Mrs E A & V I Crome, 1982
24 March, 1982

Cite this Object

Game, 'The Sir Ross Smith Aeroplane Race Game, for two or more players' commemorating a record flight between London and Australia, 1919, printed in Sydney 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 August 2017, <https://ma.as/196074>
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