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Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Captain P. G. Taylor & Charles UlmPrint Page Print this page

A monument commemorates the 1934 flight of Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Taylor and Ulm.

On the 17th July 1934 , Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Captain PG Taylor and Charles Ulm took off from Anderson Park in Neutral Bay in the Lockheed Altair with which they later made the first Trans-Pacific flight from Australia to America.

In 1934, Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith purchased a Lockheed Altair, the Lady Southern Cross, with the intention of competing in the MacRobertson Air Race. He was unable to make it to England in time for the start of the race, and so flew the Lady Southern Cross from Australia to the United States instead being the first eastward crossing of the Pacific Ocean by aircraft.

 

Location

Address:2 Spruson Street, Southern Cross Gardens Units , Neutral Bay, 2089
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.839722
Long: 151.215833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:17-March 1934
Actual Event End Date:17-March-1934

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 23rd April, 1979
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