Our calendar of events is now over, and this page will be updated by mid 2020 to serve as a memento of the centenary year with photos, videos and speech notes from our many events and activities.

Thanks to the State Library of South Australia for the historic images seen on these pages. You’ll find hundreds of amazing images in their Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith collection, which has now been digitised.

Past event: Smith brothers collection digitised

March 19, 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

On March 1919 (100 years to the day since the Air Race was announced) the State Library of SA launched its digitised collection of Sir Ross and Sir Keith’s personal papers and other material relating to the brothers from throughout the SLSA collection. To see the digitised collection, please click here.

Past event: Port Adelaide celebrates Smith boys

April 17, 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Join our talk on Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith – born down the road at Semaphore!




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Past event: Magical History Bus Tour

May 3, 09:30 am - 03:45 pm

Join journalist Lainie Anderson on a magical history bus tour of key Adelaide sites relating to Sir Ross Smith and his epic flight of 1919.



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Past event: Memorabilia appraisals

May 5, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Many South Australians have epic flight memorabilia , and now you can get it valued!  It’s thanks to the Australian Postcard Society and Phil Sunman from Philicia Antiques. We’ll also photograph items for an online exhibition. Learn more.

Past event: SAAM’s amazing new mural

April 1, 09:00 am - December 31, 05:00 pm

Wander down to the South Australian Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide to see the new Vickers Vimy mural on  Hangar 1. It’s the handiwork of artist Janice Eames, with fellow SAAM member Stephen Nitschke helping with projection.

Past event: SAAM Epic Flight Series

May 1, 11:00 am - May 26, 02:00 pm

For a comprehensive look at the 1919 Air Race, you can’t go past the four-part lecture series at the South Australian Aviation Museum. It’s part of the wonderful SA History Festival throughout May. Learn more.