Details
Date:

April 17

Time:

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Event Category:

Events

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-100th-anniversary-of-the-england-to-australia-air-race-tickets-58019140812
Organizer

Port Adelaide Historical Society

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/port-adelaide-historical-society-11326449005
Venue

Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum

95 Fletcher Road, Peterhead, SA 5016

Peterhead, SA, AU, 5016

In 1919 the Australian government offered a prize of £A10,000 for the first Australians in a British aircraft to fly from Great Britain to Australia. Of the six entries that started the race, the winners were pilot Ross Smith, his brother Keith Smith as co-pilot, and mechanics James Bennett and Wally Shiers, in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber.

Lainie Anderson (Sunday Mail  columnist and winner of 2017 Churchill Fellowship) will speak about the the England to Australia air race & Sir Keith & Ross Smith.


 



The 100th Anniversary of the England to Australia Air Race