Title Details

HNL 1007: Conquest of the Pacific

Opening titles. Map of Pacific showing small plane route San Francisco - Honolulu - Suva - Brisbane, giving total miles flown on each sector & hours flown. Men in foreground watching Southern Cross landing at Brisbane, taxies, biplane flies overhead, crowds at Brisbane airport, man waving in plane in f/g, plane taxies towards camera (1920's)
Access No. 39945 | 2 mins 6 secs | 1920s | Brisbane, Qld, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Last leg of the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean by air. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith stepping from cockpit, he and Charles Thomas Phillipe Ulm being chaired away from plane, Ulm leaves plane Southern Cross, followed by Americans Harry Lyon (Tryon?) & James Warner, carried on shoulders. Eagle Farm. Crowds milling, group of people sitting listening to the wireless (radio), watching plane take off from Brisbane. Mrs. Ulm & Mr. & Mrs. Kingsford Smith senior waiting for plane's arrival in Sydney,huge crowd assembles for welcome, officials on dais Governor General Stonehaven meeting proud parents - 9thJune, 1928.
Access No. 39947 | 2 mins 21 secs | 1920s | Brisbane, Qld, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Southern Cross flying over Sydney, landing, huge crowd waiting plane lands people running in f/g, airmen & others standing in front of plane, police trying to hold back crowd Crowds surrounding airmen, Ulm greets his wife,admiring crowd, Kingsford Smith's parents with airmen, Kingsford Smith with microphone & interviewer, crowds, family group Kingsford Smith's parents with small children. (1920's)
Access No. 39950 | 1 min 56 secs | 1920s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |