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The 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.


Address:Airport Drive, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport International Terminal , Mascot, 2020
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.935758
Long: 151.166206
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd May, 1970
Front Inscription

Plaque  :
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport 

This Plaque Commemorates The Opening Of
International Terminal By 
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
On Sunday 3rd. May, 1970.

Senator the Honourable Robert Cotton      Minister of State for Civil Aviation
The Right Honourable John Gorton, M.P.  Prime Minister of Australia

Plaque  :

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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