Smithy - The Old Bus

This illustration comes from the frontispiece of a presentation copy of The Old Bus, published in 1932. It is the story of the early career of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's famous Fokker F.VIIb-3m VH-USU Southern Cross and his exploits in her.

This copy was inscribed by Smithy to Edgar Johnston, the Controller of Civil Aviation, as follows: "To Edgar Johnston with kind regards C Kingsford Smith" and is currently held in the Edgar Johnston Library Collection at the Civil Aviation Historical Society.

Listen to a 1928 broadcast of Kingsford Smith's story of his 1928 Trans-Pacific flight.

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