A memorial to Australian pilot Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith is opened in Brisbane.
Unused / unissued material -
Title reads: "'Southern Cross'. Memorial To 'Smithy' And His Gallant Crew". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.
Brisbane Airport, Australia. A memorial to Australian pilot Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith is opened in Brisbane.
CU Flags flying, pan to aircraft flying overhead. MS People looking up at planes. GV People gathered to see ceremony. LS Federal Treasurer Sir Arthur Fadden pays tribute to 'Smithy'. LS Memorial, which is a glass hanger in which stands the Southern Cross (Kingsford-Smith's plane), crowd stand as it is to be unveiled. Various shots as hangar is unveiled and taken from inside showing part of the Southern Cross plane. Various shots as deputy premier Mr Morris speaks, followed by Mr W Kingsford Smith (the famous Aviator's Brother), Harry Lyon and Jim Warner. CU Lyon, Warner, Kingsford-Smith. GV People milling about. Various shots as Harry Lyon, Jim Warner and W. Kingsford Smith climb into Southern Cross and recall old times.
(F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 13/10/1958.