[Charles Kingsford Smith research material]

Ian Mackersey, Compiler

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Ian Mackersey, Compiler
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Research material on Charles Kingsford Smith. Photocopied and original material. Description at folder level based off Mackersey's original folder titles.
Folder 1. 'Smithy ref pix' which includes photocopies of newspaper clippings and photographs.
Folder 2. One loose bundle of photocopied newsclippings. From a box labelled "Smithy misc cuttings -- Hugh Buggy serialised CKS life (1956)."
Folder 3. Photocopies of Charles Kingsford Smith's flying log books.
Folder 4. Two lists titled research contacts (annotated), two loose photographs, and an index book for Kingsford Smith files.
Folders 5-8: (All contents from a box labelled "Smithy research docs"). Includes compiled research and planning documents for book on Charles Kingsford Smith. Includes copies of clippings, articles and photographs; correspondence relating to the book; research and book structure notes; drafted chapters; and a folder of approvals and corrections.
Folder 9. 'Smithy maps' including original and copied maps relating to research on flights and a photocopy of the publication 'Frigate bird' (1953) by P.G. Taylor.
Folders 10-11. Photocopies of the publications 'VH -UXX: The story of an aeroplane' (1937) by P.G. Taylor; 'Qantas Rising' (1965) by Hudson Fysh; and 'Death cometh soon or late' by James Mollison
Folder 12. 'Australian Archives' including records relating to research by Mackersey on Kingsford Smith at the Australian Archives.
Folder 13. Photocopied correspondence from folder titled 'CKS letters to his parents 1921 - 25 duplicates of selected letters'
Folder 14. 'Pictures (cont'd)’ containing records relating image research and sourcing of Kingsford Smith (includes photographic prints).
Folder 15. 'Smithy collected inserts’ including records of additional research compiled for the Kingsford Smith biography.
Folders 16 – 18. Records relating to image research and reproduction for Kingsford Smith biography.
Folder 19. Further image research with Courier Mail and the Queensland Museum. Further records relating to research at the Australian Archives
Folder 20: Loose copy of the Sunday Telegraph special edition on the opening of Sydney's new international airport terminal (1990s?); Loose photocopied souvenir booklet for the 60th anniversary of the first Trans Pacific flight; and photocopied publications 'Call to the winds’ P.G. Taylor and extracts of 'Aircraft pioneer’ (1972) by Sir Lawrence Wackett.
Folders 21-24. Photocopied publications. Including 'Qantas aeriana’ (1955) by E. A. Crome; 'The old bus’ (1932) by Charles Kingsford Smith; ‘Caesar of the skies / the life story of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith’ (1937) by Beau Sheil in collaboration with the Sydney Sun journalist Colin Simpson; and 'Aviatrix’ (1981) by Elinor Smith.
Folder of QANTAS memorabilia "Dossier of Qantas Historical Documents"
Scrapbook titled 'Ives + CKS divorce cases
Physical Description
24 folders ; 36 cm + outsize items
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Ian Mackersey. [1990s]. [Charles Kingsford Smith research material], MSS-2018-3.12. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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