OPEN YOUR EYES TO AUSTRALIA - PODCAST
2. KINGSFORD-SMITH and the SOUTHERN CROSS Trans-Pacific Ocean Flight
Here’s the second episode in the podcast, Open Your Eyes to Australia. It looks at the 1928 Pacific Ocean Crossing led by Charles Kingsford Smith in the Southern Cross aeroplane. Hear about some of the difficulties faced together with a description by Smithy himself. Listen to some personal memories of my late father as he describes seeing Smithy’s plane fly low over his head.
The featured song is From Oakland to Brisbane. As well as singing it, I tell of a personally satisfying performance.
There is an extended article on the site here.
Mentioned in the podcast is the calendar image of Smithy and the planes shown below together with the plaster cast painted gold.