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Album of Walter (Wally) Shiers memorabilia relating to the 1919 Ross Smith flight, 1919-1986 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1631740
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Shiers, Walter Henry col
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1919-1986 
4 cm. 
Summary

Photographs, letters, certificates and first day covers related to the flight.

Biography/History

The Ross Smith Flight was the first successful Great Britain to Australia flight completed by Australians and earned the pilots Ross Smith, Keith Smith, and mechanics J.M. Bennett and Wally Shiers the prize of 10,000 pounds. They departed from Hounslow aerodrome on the 12th of November 1919 in their Vickers Vimy Bomber and landed on the 10th of December in Darwin.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 8627.

Subjects Bennett, J. M.  |  Smith, Ross Macpherson, Sir, 1892-1922.  |  Smith, Keith Macpherson, Sir, 1890-1955.  |  Aeronautics -- Competitions.  |  Airplane racing -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1919 
Occupation Aviators

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