Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith Print Page
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.
|Address:||Dolly Avenue, Rumbalara Reserve, Nurrunga Lookout, North Gosford, 2250|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.423302|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1987|