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Photograph of Tommy Pethybridge removing the broken propellor from the Southern Cross aircraft after Jubilee Air Mail flight, 1935

Landscape format black and white photograph depicting Charles Kingsford Smith’s engineer, Tommy Pethybridge, removing the broken propeller (...
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