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12-December-2014
12-December-2014

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A sculpture commemorates aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith.

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith MC, AFC often called Charles Kingsford-Smith, or by his nickname Smithy, was a well-known early Australian aviator. In 1928, he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States. He also made a flight from Australia to London, and set a new record of 10.5 days.

The monument was commissioned by Sara Lee Kitchens (Australia) Pty Ltd and Gosford City Council for the State Bicentennial celebration in 1987.

Location

Address:Dolly Avenue, Rumbalara Reserve, Nurrunga Lookout, North Gosford, 2250
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.423302
Long: 151.349329
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Aviation

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1987
Source: MA
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