Landscape format black and white photograph depicting handover of the aircraft Southern Cross to the Australian Government. The photograph is a shot from above and shows the aeroplane on the ground and amongst other aircraft on the ground. There are hangers and a water tower situated in the upper right corner of the photograph. Several groups of people stand between the aircraft and the buildings. The photograph has been signed by P G Taylor, Mary Kingsford Smith, wife of Charles, and John S W Stannage, amongst others. There is a notation on the back of the photograph and a copyright stamp.