Renowned Adelaide numismatist Peter Lane, who for many years curated the numismatic collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia, discovered this small plaque in a local antique store. One can only wonder what artwork or souvenir it once adorned.
The Art Gallery of South Australia holds a small but highly significant collection relating to the epic flight. Highlights include stunning gold and silver medals presented to Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith by the aero clubs of the United Kingdom and France respectively, and Wally Shiers’ WWI service medals.
Image donated by: Peter Lane.