The Lady Southern Cross meets up with Smithy's famous Fokker FVIIB-3m VH-USU Southern Cross at Cloncurry on 29th September 1934. This chance encounter marked the end of Smithy's dash to England to compete in the Centenary Air Race when Harry Purvis, who was piloting the Southern Cross, discovered serious cracks in the engine cowling of the Altair.
Photo: Queensland Air Museum (Q158/7) via Charles Fotherington