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Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Brisbane birthplace Claimed

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Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Brisbane birthplace
  • 12 Riverview Terrace,Hamilton, Brisbane 4007,Australia
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The weatherboard cottage named Corbea on this site, before being demolished in 1936 to make way for today's flats, was the birthplace of Australia's greatest aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith in 1897. The riverfront road is named after him and his beloved Southern Cross Fokker Tri-Motor aircraft now rests in air conditioned comfort at Brisbane Airport, near the International Terminal. It was in this aircraft that Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm, Jim Warner and Harry Lyon made the first crossing of the Pacific, landing at nearby Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 9, 1928.

 

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