National Library Of Australia | FAQs

FAQs

Find recent, topical or questions of interest here.

Our FAQ information is continually expanding. It contains answers written by librarians in response to questions already asked. Type your keyword into the box and click on “Go”.

Can't find the answer? Submit your enquiry online.

Where can I find information on the First Trans-Pacific flight?

2008 marked the 80th anniversary of the first trans-Pacific flight made by Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm in 1928.

The Pioneers: An Anthology: Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith is maintained by Monash University and includes information and further links as well as recommended reading.

Australian Dictionary of Biography Online contains a useful article on Charles Kingsford-Smith.

Charles Kingsford Smith from the australia.gov.au website provides information and further links.

The National Archives of Australia’s Fact sheet 196 provides details of records held by the archives relating to Kingsford Smith and his flights.

The National Film and Sound Archive’s Digital Spotlight is a guide to a selection of works from their collection relating to Kingsford-Smith.

The National Library holds several interesting items. Examples include:

E.A. Crome collection relating to aviation in Australia, 1914-2005 (manuscript)

Crossing the Pacific, the flight of the Southern Cross 1928: mementoes from the Crome Collection and other aviation collections of the National Library of Australia.

Newspaper cuttings, 1928 and Papers of Charles Kingsford-Smith, 1917-1935 and Papers of Charles and John Ulm 1803-2000, all held in our Manuscript collection.

Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm on their trans-Pacific flight 1928 (sound recording) held in our oral history collection.

The great trans-Pacific flight: the story of the Southern Cross.

Trove can help you find and get items at libraries near you. See the FAQ What is Trove and how can I use it?

The National Library can provide copies of certain materials and interlibrary loans for registered users. For more information go to our Copies Direct service.

Find this topic in E-Resources.

Last update: 2012-11-22 12:09
Author: General Reference Enquiry