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Hard-back with dust jacket price clipped and minor edges wear, sun faded spine.

156 pages
Other Information: illustrated with b&w photographs.
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 October 1969

The Story Of Ross And Keith Smith, These brothers, sons of a Scottish born manager of a large pastoral company, were true pioneers of aviation. They both served with considerable distinction in WW1 and made the inaugural "inside thirty days" flight from England to Australia in a Vickers Vimy in 1919 to be awarded the government's $10,000 prize and knighthoods. Ross (the younger of the two) was killed in an air crash only three years later, whilst his brother Keith worked on for Vickers, mostly in Australia, until his death in 1955 at the age of 65.

About the author
Sir Archibald Grenfell Price (1892-1977), geographer, historian and educationist, was born on 28 January 1892 in North Adelaide, second and only surviving son of South Australian-born parents Henry Archibald Price, banker and businessman, and his wife Elizabeth Jane, née Harris. The death of his father in 1895 led to a close and lasting relationship with his mother and to an important formative relationship with his uncle, Captain Walter Goalen, R.N., who took him exploring along the Fleurieu Peninsula. Archie was sent to the Queen's School, North Adelaide, and the Collegiate School of St Peter, but failed the entrance examination for the University of Adelaide. He was successfully coached for Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A. Hons, 1914; Dip.Ed., 1915; M.A., 1919), and represented Magdalen in cricket, tennis, hockey, lacrosse and rowing. In holidays he explored England with his mother. During 1914 he was a student-teacher at Sherbourne School, Dorset. That year he tried to enlist in the British Army, but was rejected because of poor eyesight.

EAN: 9780207951671
ISBN: 0207951675
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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