Biographical entry Smith, Keith Macpherson (1890 - 1955)
- 20 December 1890
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- 19 December 1955
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(Sir) Keith Macpherson Smith and his brother Ross (qv) were the earliest of the long distance flyers. They won the Australian government-sponsored England-Australia Race in 1919, flying a Vickers Vimy aircraft.
Born Adelaide, 20 December 1890. Died Sydney, 19 December 1955. KBE ca 1920. Elder Smith & Co., Adelaide; Royal Air Force 1917-19; flew from England to Australia with his brother Ross (qv) in 28 days, November-December 1919; Australian agent for Vickers ca 1920 until his death; vice-president, British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines; director, Qantas and Tasman Airways. Vice-Chairman, Royal Australian Air Force Recruiting Drive Committee during World War II.
- McCarthy, John, 'Smith, Sir Keith Macpherson (1890-1955) and Sir Ross Macpherson (1892-1922), airmen', in Geoffrey Serle (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 11, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 654-656. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110674b.htm. Details
- 'Smith, Keith Macpherson', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475880. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_s.html. Details
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