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85/112-40 Photograph, black and white, Charles Kingsford Smith handing over the Southern Cross, paper, photographer unknown, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, 1935. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Kingsford Smith with Minister for Defence handing over the "Southern Cross" aircraft at Richmond, NSW, 1935

Photographed
This item is from a collection of 21 philatelic covers, 5 letters, 2 envelopes and 24 photographs relating to early Australian aviation. It is part of a much larger collection donated to the Museum by EA and VI Crome which comprises some 20,000 items of postage stamps featuring airmail and space philately plus a large number of envelopes flown and posted back to Mr Crome. Many are signed by the pilots or astronauts.

Ernest Alfred Crome (1902-1987) worked his way up from office boy to manager …

Summary

Object No.

85/112-40

Object Statement

Photograph, black and white, Charles Kingsford Smith handing over the Southern Cross, paper, photographer unknown, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, 1935

Physical Description

Photograph, black and white, Charles Kingsford Smith handing over the Southern Cross, paper, photographer unknown, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, 1935

Landscape format black and white photograph of Charles Kingsford Smith shaking hands with the Minister for Defence. There are three men in the background. Kingsford Smith and a man behind wear military uniforms. Parts of an aircraft can be seen in the background. The photograph has been signed by those in the photograph. On the back of the photograph is a newspaper cutting of the photograph.

Marks

Signatures on front of photograph, signed in black and blue pen 'Archdale Parkhill / Minister for Defence / WBostock / John S.W. Stannage'

Signature on back of photograph, handwritten in pencil 'J(illeg.)S. Stannage. (underline)'

Dimensions

Height

119 mm

Width

161 mm

Production

Photographed

Notes

The photographer is unknown but the photograph was taken at RAAF Base Richmond in 1935.

History

Notes

Charles Kingsford Smith sold the aeroplane 'Southern Cross' to the Australian Government. On the 18th of July 1935, Kingsford Smith flew the 'Southern Cross' for the last time from its base at Sydney's Mascot aerodrome to RAAF Richmond for storage.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Kingsford Smith with Minister for Defence handing over the "Southern Cross" aircraft at Richmond, NSW, 1935 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/416319>

Wikipedia

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