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Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
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Honouring the man and his epic flight
Sir Ross Smith shot to international fame after winning the 1919 Air Race from England to Australia with his pioneering 28-day flight across the globe.

Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia align=
Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia


Just two and a half years later, South Australia lost its favourite son when Sir Ross was killed while test flying another aircraft ahead of an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. More than 100,000 people (one-fifth of the state's population) lined the streets to pay their respects as the funeral cortege travelled from St Peter's Cathedral to North Road Cemetery.

Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia


The Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF Association (SA), and the History Trust of South Australia invite you to join them on Saturday 15 June for the Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service - honouring the man and the epic flight from England to Australia in 1919.

Saturday 15 June 2019, 11am - 12pm
St Peter's Cathedral
North Adelaide, SA 5006


Free parking in the University Lane car park, entry off Pennington Terrace, directly opposite the Cathedral.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite here or phone 08 8203 9888.
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Why? Commemorating Sir Ross Smith
When: Saturday, June 15 at 11am
Where: St Peters Cathedral North Adelaide
Cost: Free
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