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17-April-2015
17-April-2015
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
A plaque commemorates the opening of the Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport International Terminal by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1970. 

By the 1960s the need for a new international terminal at the airport had become apparent, and work commenced in late 1966. Much of the new terminal was designed by Paynter and Dixon Industries. The plans for the design are held by the State Library of New South Wales. The new terminal was officially opened on 3 May 1970, by Queen Elizabeth II.

Location

Address:Airport Drive, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport International Terminal , Mascot, 2020
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.935758
Long: 151.166206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd May, 1970
Front Inscription
Plaque 1 :
SYDNEY (KINGSFORD SMITH) AIRPORT

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE OPENING OF
THIS INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL BY
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
ON SUNDAY 3RD. MAY, 1970

SENATOR THE HONOURABLE   THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
ROBERT COTTON                         JOHN GORTON, M.P.
MINISTER OF STATE FOR            PRIME MINISTER OF 
CIVIL AVIATION                                AUSTRALIA


Plaque 2 :

THE FIRST AIRCRAFT OPERATION FROM THIS INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL TOOK PLACE ON 3RD. MAY, 1970 WHEN HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ANNE DEPARTED FROM SYDNEY BY ROYAL AIRCRAFT FOR LONDON.


 
Source: MA
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