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19-March-2018
19-March-2018

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A model aeroplane commemorates the first solo East - West flight across the Tasman Sea by Sir Francis Chichester in 1931.

 

 

 

Location

Address:Douglas Drive, Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island Airport, Norfolk Island, 2899
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.035337
Long: 167.943089
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Lloyd Dippel

Dedication

Front Inscription

This model of a De Havillan DH 60G Gipsy Moth was donated by East-West Airlines to commemorate the epic first solo East - West flight across the Tasman Sea by Francis (later Sir Francis) Chichester in 1931 and to record the assistance rendered to him by the people of Norfolk Island.

Model built by Lloyd Dippel

 

 

Source: MA
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