Ross & Keith Smith Landing SitePrint Page
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.
|Address:||Giles Street, Fannie Bay, 0820|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.426944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-November-1919|
|Actual Event End Date:||10-December-1919|
THE FIRST AEROPLANE TO FLY FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA LANDED HERE ON 10TH DECEMBER 1919.