Photographs relating to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith – Fact sheet 197

'Southern Cross', the Fokker F7 which Sir Charles Kingsford Smith used to cross the Pacific in 1928, flying near Canberra
'Southern Cross', the Fokker F7 which Sir Charles Kingsford Smith used to cross the Pacific in 1928 (A1200, L27005)

The National Archives holds a large collection of photographs relating to Australian pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. Many are held in the photographic collections of the Australian Overseas Information Service (AOIS) and are being progressively added to the PhotoSearch database. Searches using terms such as 'kingsford smith' or 'southern cross' will identify captions and enable you to view images that have been placed on PhotoSearch.

If you are using the online version of this fact sheet you can view the photographs listed by selecting the individual item links.

Australian Overseas Information Service, photographic colour transparencies, 1971–ongoing*, A6135

Australian Overseas Information Service, black and white negatives and prints, 1971–ongoing*, A6180

 Title or description of recordDate rangeSeries number
ItemSir Charles Kingsford Smith, with Charles UlmundatedA6180, 2/9/71/15
ItemPrime Minister SM Bruce presents cheque to Charles Kingsford Smith1928A6180, 20/5/74/40
ItemSearch to begin in Sahara for Kingsford Smith's aircraft – Captain Lancaster with Southern Cross MinorundatedA6180, 5/8/75/24
ItemSearch to begin in Sahara for Kingsford Smith's aircraft – Captain Lancaster with Southern Cross MinorundatedA6180, 5/8/75/25
ItemStanding before Lady Southern CrossundatedA6180, 10/5/76/15
ItemWith Lady Southern Cross a Lockheed Altair monoplaneundatedA6180, 11/8/76/29
ItemMap of final flight path of Sir Charles Kingsford SmithundatedA6180, 11/8/76/30
ItemSouthern Cross in glass-walled building, Brisbane AirportundatedA6180, 14/6/78/10
ItemSouthern Cross in glass-walled building, Brisbane AirportundatedA6180, 14/6/78/11
ItemSouthern Cross in glass-walled building, Brisbane AirportundatedA6180, 14/6/78/12
ItemMr Charles Kingsford Smith retraces his father's trans Pacific flightundatedA6180, 16/6/78/6
ItemMr Charles Kingsford Smith retraces his father's trans Pacific flightundatedA6180, 16/6/78/7
ItemArrival of Southern Cross at Eagle Farm airport 1928undatedA6180, 9/8/79/14
ItemDutchmen assist in building Southern Cross replicaundatedA6180, 21/11/80/8
ItemDutchmen assist in building Southern Cross replicaundatedA6180, 21/11/80/9
ItemDutchmen assist in building Southern Cross replicaundatedA6180, 21/11/80/10
ItemDutchmen assist in building Southern Cross replicaundatedA6180, 21/11/80/11
ItemDutchmen assist in building Southern Cross replicaundatedA6180, 21/11/80/12
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/38
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/39
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/40
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/41
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/42
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/43
ItemReconstruction of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 30/3/81/44
ItemReplica of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 31/3/81/4
ItemReplica of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 31/3/81/5
ItemReplica of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 31/3/81/6
ItemReplica of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 31/3/81/7
ItemReplica of the Southern CrossundatedA6180, 31/3/81/8
ItemReplica of the Southern Cross under construction in AdelaideundatedA6180, 2/6/81/3
ItemReplica of the Southern Cross under construction in AdelaideundatedA6180, 2/6/81/4
ItemSouthern Cross replica maiden flightundatedA6180, 7/9/87/10
ItemSouthern Cross replica maiden flightundatedA6180, 7/9/87/11

Mildenhall photographic collection of early Canberra, 1921–35, A3560

 Title or description of recordDate rangeSeries number
PhotoPhotographs of Kingsford Smith's visit to Canberra1928A3560, 4160 to 4179

RAAF survey flight reports, 1919–85, A9736

* Most photographs within these series are not individually dated. The images of Kingsford Smith and his historic flights appear to have been added to these series many years after they were taken. Where this has occurred, the date of the photograph can only be estimated from a knowledge of the events depicted.

 

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