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SMITH, Ross Macpherson Sir (1892-1922)

The Sir Ross Smith flight : official souvenir.

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[Cover title]. Also titled: My own story of the flight. [Sydney] : Union Theatres, [1920]. Quarto (295 x 230 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some nicks and wear to fore-edge, lightly marked in lower corner and with contemporary pencilled owner’s inscription at top edge); staple bound, 8 pp; printed in sepia, illustrated with two full-page photographic portraits of Ross Smith and Keith Smith and vignette photographs of Shiers and Bennett, the Vickers Vimy aeroplane, and scenes from the flight taken from the air; inside lower wrapper has a timetable of the flight from England to Australia and information about “the machine”; contents fine, a good copy.

Scarce publication issued in conjunction with the release of the documentary film about the Smiths’ record-breaking 1919 flight, the first to be made from England to Australia.