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A monument commemorates the landing site of the first aeroplane to fly from England.

The first aeroplane to fly from England to Australia landed here in 1919. The Australian Government offered £10000 for the first Australian to fly from England to Australia. Captain Ross Smith and his crew left England on the 12th November 1919 and arrived in Darwin on 10 December 1919 in their twin engine Vickers Vimy EADU. They touched down on what is now 25 Giles Street.

Location

Address:Giles Street, Fannie Bay, 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.426944
Long: 130.839722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:12-November-1919
Actual Event End Date:10-December-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

THE FIRST AEROPLANE TO FLY FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA LANDED HERE ON 10TH DECEMBER 1919.

Source: MA,NRUM
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