Charles Kingsford Smith character jug produced by Bendigo Pottery in Epsom, Australia, circa 1973 in a limited edition of 3,000. Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (1897 - 1935) was an Australian aviation pioneer. He piloted the first transpacific flight and the first flight between Australia and New Zealand. In 1935, Kingsford Smith and his co-pilot, Tommy Pethybridge, disappeared over the Andaman Sea while attempting to break the Australia�England speed record. After his death Sydney's primary airport was named in his memory and he was featured on the Australian twenty-dollar note for several decades. This jug was designed by John Frith and bears Kingsford Smith's name incised around the base.
Australian Heritage Series