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Souvenir badge that commemorates the first flight from England to Australia by Ross and Keith Smith in 1919

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Souvenir badge that commemorates the first flight from England to Australia by Ross and Keith Smith in 1919

Object type
Commemorative badges

Object number
1987.0030.0107

Description
Circular plastic-coated metal badge with a sepia photograph of Captain Ross Smith who has a smaller sepia photograph of Lieutenant Keith Smith beside him. The badge has a white background and a red border. 'FIRST ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN FLIGHT' is at the top; 'ARRIVED DEC. 10.' is above Captain Ross; 'CAPT. ROSS SMITH M.C. / D.F.C' is below Captain Ross; and 'ENGLAND NOV 12 - AUSTRALIA DEC 1919' is at the bottom. A pin is attached to the back.

Collection name
Social History Museums (South Australia) collection

Maker
Atkinson & Co

Place made
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Date made
1919

Subject
Sir Ross M. Smith KBE MC DFC AFC

Subject
Sir Keith M. Smith KBE

Place of event
Hounslow, London, England

Place of event
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Date of event
12/11/1919 - 10/12/1919

Materials
Metal - non specific, Plastic - non specific

Dimensions
Diameter: 32mm



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