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85/112-30 Photograph, black and white, 'The Lady Southern Cross before trans-Pacific flight', paper, photographer unknown, Archerfield, Queensland, Australia, 1934. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of the Kingsford Smith's "Lady Southern Cross" at Archerfield Airport, Brisbane, QLD, 1934

Photographed
This is a photograph of the single-engine Lockheed Altair aircraft, 'Lady Southern Cross', piloted by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (Smithy) and Captain P.G. Taylor in 1934 at Archerfield airport, Queensland, before their record-breaking trans-Pacific flight. Smithy and Taylor completed the first west to east trans-Pacific flight from Brisbane, Australia, to San Francisco, USA, via Suva and Hawaii, between 21st October and 4 November, 1934, in the little 'Lady Southern Cross'. Tragically this is …

Summary

Object No.

85/112-30

Object Statement

Photograph, black and white, 'The Lady Southern Cross before trans-Pacific flight', paper, photographer unknown, Archerfield, Queensland, Australia, 1934

Physical Description

Landscape format black and white photograph of the aircraft 'Lady Southern Cross' at Archerfield Airport. The aircraft is on the ground but its propeller is operating. A notation on the back of the photograph provides information about the photograph's subject.

Marks

Notation on back of photograph, handwritten in pencil 'The Lady Southern Cross before trans-Pacific / flight.'
Notation on back of photograph, handwritten in blue pen 'Archerfield'

Dimensions

Height

120 mm

Width

167 mm

Production

Notes

The photographer is unknown but the photograph was taken at Archerfield Airport, Queensland in 1934.

History

Notes

The Lady Southern Cross was an aircraft owned by Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Kingsford Smith made the first trans-Pacific flight from Australia to the United States in 1934 in the Lady Southern Cross. Kingsford Smith and co-pilot P GTaylor departed Archerfield Airport on October 21 1934.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of the Kingsford Smith's "Lady Southern Cross" at Archerfield Airport, Brisbane, QLD, 1934 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 July 2021, <https://ma.as/416306>

Wikipedia

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