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light Across Strait Lieut. Long Complimented (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wednesday 17 December 1919 [Issue No.13,686] page 1 2018-02-23 11:44 light Across Strait
Bieut. Long Complimented
leutciunt a. L. Long, the Tasma-
airman, has received numerous
'iralulatory messages on his suc-
BKul flight across Bass Strait from
to Melbourne. Tho flight was
j . 1 inaslmich as the air route
B "5,r Previously been tested, and
K!1 was not built for long dis-
K -"'fills, The engine is a 90 h.p.
Bflin'i?0 ' bl't the plane Itself was
B) 1, and built since the armistice,
Butt ,fGaacIo(l as more suitable for
B'.,.anJ exhibition flight than for
ni« ys- Lleuconant Long fltted
Bhii/t'i6'10' tlnlt for the trip across.
sinit lant Long was crossing
Bin „n , Mcstertlay, the release to his1
BrrJ Mau. wllleh was fltted specl-
tll-A j'P' broke, and, as a re-
ilCil EU,P|)ly 01 " t0 'be engine was
>r L r la,uletl In a Held at Tor-
BlnuiiJ , "hrposo of adjusting it,
l,, "P1' tins without stopping Ills
utiv'C„W'm's ,vero encountered 011
te that T?ss" al,(l Lieutenant Long
lie ni„i„ 10 is an element of risk
«th v-1' as th0 tveatlior In Bass
iwoua , "'"'e'lh-ble. and often
1 J|5i,„„; I,y the route he followed
'"eei so„CiUvcletl by the aeroplane
CJt 'io'.'n ' and Melbourne was
iieutl"
'"icr iio wm11Sahus not yat decided
Should h!I to Tasmania by
>tjbly taiti . t0 do' so, he will
"t'lvetlia via. different route, and
is. 0 t letorian coast near Flln-
Flight Across Strait
Lieut. Long Complimented
Lieutenant A. L. Long, the Tasma-
nian airman, has received numerous
congratulatory messages on his suc-
cessful flight across Bass Strait from
Stanley to Melbourne. The flight was
meritorious inasmuch as the air route
had never previously been tested, and
the machine was not built for long dis-
tance flights. The engine is a 90 h.p.
R.A.F. model, but the plane Itself was
designed and built since the armistice.
lt is regarded as more suitable for
stunts and exhibition flights than for
long journeys. Lieutenant Long fltted
an extra petrol for the trip across.
While Lieut. Long was crossing
the strait yesterday, the release to his
extra oil tank, which was fitted speci-
ally for the trip, broke, and, as a re-
sult, the supply of oil to the engine was
limited. He landed in a field at Tor-
quay for the purpose of adjusting it,
and managed this without stopping his
engine.
Variable winds were encountered on
the way across, and Lieutenant Long
states that there is an element of risk
on the flight, as the weather in Bass
Strait is very unreliable, and often
treacherous. By the route he followed
the distance covered by the aeroplane
between and Melbourne was
about 240 miles.
Lieutenant Long has not yet decided
whether he will return to Tasmania by
air. Should he decide to do so, he will
probably take a different route, and
??? leave the Victorian coast near Flin-
ders.
Rumors Condemned General Legge Confident (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wednesday 17 December 1919 [Issue No.13,686] page 1 2018-02-23 11:25 Major-General .1. G. Legge, Chief of
responsible for tho rumor (showed a
cruel want of consideration to the rela
and party were ( somewhere ; in the
neighborhood of Anthony's Lagoon; arid
Yesterday General Legge Issued In
structions that mounted . men were to
go out froin Newcastle Waters in the
direction of Anthony's Lagoon, . and
Camooweal wlthi the object of render-
General. Leggo points out that it will
Downs. " The country- Is very; rough in
the neighborhood' of the Lngobrifv -.Tho
search- Is-iibeing made over, a stretch of
distant from a telegraph station. .
: | . ' "
Major-General J. G. Legge, Chief of
responsible for the rumor showed a
cruel want of consideration to the rela-
and party were somewhere in the
neighborhood of Anthony's Lagoon, and
Yesterday General Legge issued in-
structions that mounted men were to
go out from Newcastle Waters in the
direction of Anthony's Lagoon, and
Camooweal wlth the object of render-
General Legge points out that it will
Downs. " The country is very rough in
the neighborhood of the Lagoon.The
search is being made over a stretch of
distant from a telegraph station.

Landing Facilities Prof. Spencer's Views (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wednesday 17 December 1919 [Issue No.13,686] page 1 2018-02-23 11:15 I Landing Facilities
I Prof. Spencer's Views
"Assuming that Captain Ross Smlt.li
l lils intrepid companions have
in compelled to land at Anthony's
soon and havo boon there' delayed,
may bo same days boforo any news
them reaches the outer world,"
li Professor Sir Baldwin .Spencer
day, speaking before . news of. the
icty- of the airmen was received.
B"Antliony's Lagoon is 100 miles
nit the nearest telegraph' stations on
telegraph route, and the only
nans of getting into touch with the
Btions at 'Pennant's Creek or Powell's
fvk would be by sending a black
with a message to either of those
lons," said Profbssor Spencer.
Biat boy would have to travel over
Hif diflteuli country, and in the pre-
hot weather It is very unlikely
Hit be would journey during the day.
treforc, some considerable tlinc
Buld clapso before he would finish
valk of a hundred miles. At
tkony's Lagoon there is a big sheet
water, which at this time of the
r should be pretty full. This would
visible from a considerable dis-
ce, so it Is not likely that the alr-
n would full to pick up this pro-
iient Isiiilmark.
"The country in tho vicinity of the
floon is fairly scrubby, but away
B 'bo west there Is a small station
B'bd Eva Downs, situated In com-
ratively open -country, where it
"ilil bo easily possible for the air-
particular district there was' a police
store is there now. If it Is. and with
tli o water holes full, as they should
be; the airmen will experience no dif
ficulty as regards -provisions."
Professor .Spencer said the , danger
Smith might have been.: forced to do-
acond .in the scrub country, far away
season . It was terrible country to
the airmen would -have to fly from
Darwin to Melbourne, and it was ex
stage. Having 'passed Anthony's
over the Barltly. tableland on their
southward journey. If, however, Cap
ho would have very little difficulty In
effecting a safo -landing between ,Eva
Landing Facilities
Prof. Spencer's Views
"Assuming that Captain Ross Smith
and his intrepid companions have
been compelled to land at Anthony's
Lagoon and have been there delayed,
it may be same days before any news
of them reaches the outer world,"
said Professor Sir Baldwin Spencer
today, speaking before news of the
safety of the airmen was received.
"Anthony's Lagoon is 100 miles
from the nearest telegraph' stations on
the telegraph route, and the only
means of getting into touch with the
stations at Tennant's Creek or Powell's
Creek would be by sending a black
boy with a message to either of those
stations," said Professor Spencer.
That boy would have to travel over
very difficult country, and in the pre-
sent hot weather it is very unlikely
that he would journey during the day.
therefore, some considerable time
would elapse before he would finish
a walk of a hundred miles. At
Anthony's Lagoon there is a big sheet
of water, which at this time of the
year should be pretty full. This would
be visible from a considerable dis-
tance, so it is not likely that the air-
men would fail to pick up this pro-
minent landmark.
"The country in the vicinity of the
Lagoon is fairly scrubby, but away
to the west there is a small station
called Eva Downs, situated in com-
paratively open country, where it
would be easily possible for the air-
particular district there was a police
store is there now. If it is, and with
the water holes full, as they should
be, the airmen will experience no dif-
ficulty as regards provisions."
Professor Spencer said the danger
Smith might have been forced to de-
scend in the scrub country, far away
season it was terrible country to
the airmen would have to fly from
Darwin to Melbourne, and it was ex-
stage. Having passed Anthony's
over the Barkly tableland on their
southward journey. If, however, Cap-
he would have very little difficulty in
effecting a safe landing between Eva
ROSS SMITH'S PARTY SAFE Aviators at Anthony's Lagoon Damage to Propeller Compelled a Landing Sydney, Wednesday. (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wednesday 17 December 1919 [Issue No.13,686] page 1 2018-02-23 11:02 Linage to Propeller Compelled a Landing
I ' , Sydney, Wednesday.
I News to hand today shows that Captain Ross
I Smith and the crew of the Vickers-Vimy aeroplane
I are safe,
I The postal authorities have received information
I from Brisbane that the machine landed at Anthony's
I i-unnri (about 150 miles south-east of Newcastle
I Waters), and that the propeller was damaged.
I The aviators are still at Anthony's Lagoon.
i hoop iron used for repairs
I SYDNEY, Wednesday.
I A telegram from Captain Ross Smith, dated
I Camooweal, December 14, states
I "We made a forced landing at Anthony's Lagoon.
I One of the propellers was split while we were in the
I air. Fortunately for us, vfe met Syd. Peacock, a
I boring contractor, on his way south, otherwise no
I one was near us, nor was there any water.
I "We are repairing the propeller with hoopiron,
I and will try to fly on it when it is finished." ,
I SYDNEY, Wednesday.
I Captain Ross Smith has telegraphed to the agents
I of the Vickers Company in Sydney, announcing his
I forced landing at Anthony's Lagoon.' He asked if two
Spare propellers which were handed to the Customs
I LANDED 20 MILES FROM LAGOON
I BRISBANE, Wednesday.
I A message from Avon Downs station states that
I Captain Ross Smith made a forced landing 20 miles
I peller of his machine was damaged.
Prior to I lie receipt of the above
Bicssngc the i last seen of tlio nejro-
Btinc hub when it (lew over New-
Kfilc Witters, ubout 400 miles south-
soutlwN-st of Dnrwlri, on 'Sunday,
afternoon. Anthony's Lagoon Is
about 1.10 miles south-east of New
castle "Waters, and about 200 miles
nortli-west of Avon Downs.
Damage to Propeller Compelled a Landing
Sydney, Wednesday.
News to hand today shows that Captain Ross
Smith and the crew of the Vickers-Vimy aeroplane
are safe,
The postal authorities have received information
from Brisbane that the machine landed at Anthony's
Lagoon (about 150 miles south-east of Newcastle
Waters), and that the propeller was damaged.
The aviators are still at Anthony's Lagoon.
Hoop iron used for repairs
SYDNEY, Wednesday.
A telegram from Captain Ross Smith, dated
Camooweal, December 14, states
"We made a forced landing at Anthony's Lagoon.
One of the propellers was split while we were in the
air. Fortunately for us, we met Syd. Peacock, a
boring contractor, on his way south, otherwise no
one was near us, nor was there any water.
"We are repairing the propeller with hoopiron,
and will try to fly on it when it is finished."
SYDNEY, Wednesday.
Captain Ross Smith has telegraphed to the agents
of the Vickers Company in Sydney, announcing his
forced landing at Anthony's Lagoon. He asked if two
spare propellers which were handed to the Customs
LANDED 20 MILES FROM LAGOON
BRISBANE, Wednesday.
A message from Avon Downs station states that
Captain Ross Smith made a forced landing 20 miles
peller of his machine was damaged.
Prior to the receipt of the above
message the last seen of the aero-
plane was when it flew over New-
castle Waters, about 400 miles south-
south-west of Darwin, on Sunday
afternoon. Anthony's Lagoon is
about 150 miles south-east of New-
castle Waters, and about 200 miles
north-west of Avon Downs.
ROSS SMITH'S PARTY SAFE Aviators at Anthony's Lagoon Damage to Propeller Compelled a Landing Sydney, Wednesday. (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wednesday 17 December 1919 [Issue No.13,686] page 1 2018-02-23 10:56 MSS SMITH'S PARTY SAFE
I in — ni it fM)AA(M'ii«"iii
ROSS SMITH'S PARTY SAFE
The Overland Journey Airman's Plans Discussed SYDNEY MAY BE VISITED (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Saturday 13 December 1919 [Issue No.13,682] page 1 2018-02-23 10:37 From advloes received ln Melbourne
it Is evident that Captain Rosa Smith
Intends to follow the route from Dar
partment. The possibilities oi a .i
Charlevilie.
It has also teen suggested that he
"sssi-tw
mean a 'considerable deviation from.
thTheUparty will bo received at c'""
established there by he Dhurry.
Captain Ross. Smith will receive maps
? necessary information (or
flght to ChlrievHIp, -where LleUt.
From advices received in Melbourne
it is evident that Captain Ross Smith
intends to follow the route from Dar-
partment. The possibilities of a visit
Charleville.
It has also been suggested that he
may be persuaded to visit Brisbane,
where a favorable landing ground is
available. This, however, would
mean a considerable deviation from
the route.
The party will be received at Clon-
curry by Lieut. P. J. McGinness, D.F.C.,
D.C.M., who is in charge of the base
established there by the Defence De-
partment. On arrival at Cloncurry,
Captain Ross Smith will receive maps
and other necessary information for
the flight to Charleville, where Lieut.
A. R. McComb is awaiting his arrival.
Brothers Who Have Gained Fame As Airmen (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Saturday 13 December 1919 [Issue No.13,682] page 1 2018-02-23 10:27 A. R. McComb Is awaiting his. arrival.
On tho trans-AAustralian flight. Captain
Ross Smith will liave the bonotlt of the
reports of Captain H. ' N: XVriglny,
D.F.C... who recently . completed the
A map of the Fl'emlngton racecourse
has ben despatched from -Melbourne,
and will .probaby. reach the party at
Narromlne.' Until Captain Ross Smith
announces his plans . for-.- ..landing, at
Melbourne, no .fruther; arrangements
will be made.' It he decides on
Flemlngton, .however, preparatory
work wfil be -undertaken immediately.
The route stlrvejed by the Defence
Department, diid over which Captain
AVrigley flew,. Is from Darwin to! Clon
curry, via Katherlrio River, .Newcastle
Wat'ors,' -Anthony's Lagoon ., and Avon
Downs) thence,, to Charlevilie, via
AVinton and Longreacli, l-nnd?:, from
Charlevilie to Narromlrie.- via'lGunna-
mulla and.43(nit(lto.!- - The route- frd'm
Narromlne to Melbourne Is through
Fdrbcs. Cootamundra .and Albury. . , ;
A. R. McComb is awaiting his arrival.
On the trans-Australian flight. Captain
Ross Smith will have the benefit of the
reports of Captain H. N. Wrigley,
D.F.C. who recently completed the
A map of the Flemlngton racecourse
has been despatched from Melbourne,
and will probaby reach the party at
Narromine. Until Captain Ross Smith
announces his plans for landing at
Melbourne, no fruther arrangements
will be made. If he decides on
Flemington, however, preparatory
work will be undertaken immediately.
The route surveyed by the Defence
Department, and over which Captain
Wrigley flew, is from Darwin to Clon-
curry, via Katherine River, Newcastle
Waters, Anthony's Lagoon and Avon
Downs, thence to Charlevilie, via
Winton and Longreach, and from
Charleville to Narromine, via Cunna-
mulla and Bourke. The route from
Narromine to Melbourne is through
Forbes, Cootamundra and Albury.
PUNCTURE IN WHEEL REPAIRED People Wait 4 Hours to See Start DARWIN, Saturday. (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Saturday 13 December 1919 [Issue No.13,682] page 1 2018-02-23 10:20 I rUXCTURE IN WHEEL REPAIRED
I People Wait 4 Hours to See"" Start
I . (From Our Special Correspondent)
I DARWIN, Saturday. .
I Captain Ross Smith left Fannie Bay, where ho landed after his
I filght from' London on Wednesday, shortly after . 10 . this morning
I tor Newcastle Waters. " . '
I Ills departure was flxed. for; 0.30 a.m., hut It was delayed owing
| to one of the wheels of the i Vickers- Arimy aeroplane being punctured. ;
I The puncture was repaired, and the machine left four hours later..
I There was a large crowd to see him. oft. Some people waited i
I from 6 o'clock to witness the departure of the aviators.
PUNCTURE IN WHEEL REPAIRED
People Wait 4 Hours to See Start
(From Our Special Correspondent)
DARWIN, Saturday.
Captain Ross Smith left Fannie Bay, where he landed after his
flight from London on Wednesday, shortly after 10 this morning
for Newcastle Waters.
His departure was fixed for 0.30 a.m., but it was delayed owing
to one of the wheels of the Vickers- Vimy aeroplane being punctured.
The puncture was repaired, and the machine left four hours later.
There was a large crowd to see him off. Some people waited
from 6 o'clock to witness the departure of the aviators.
ROSS SMITH LEAVES DARWIN Departure at 10.30 a.m. Today Accident Causes Delay of Four Hours (Article), The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Saturday 13 December 1919 [Issue No.13,682] page 1 2018-02-23 10:17 1 M. Bennett, M.S.M., Air Force Mechanic, left
flight to Melbourne at ioo a.m. today. Informa
tion to this effect was received by the Defence De
I who is representing the Department at Darwin.
I The message goes on. to state that the aviators ex
I Arrangements had been made for the aviators to
I leave Darwin at 6.30 a.m., but a message from the
I special correspondent of "The Herald" states that
I delay was caused through a puncture to one of the
I wheels of the aeroplane. It was not I'll four hours
I later that .1 start was made.
I The route mapped out by Captain Ross Smith is
I by way of Newcastle Waters, Avon Downs, Clon-
I curry, Longreach and Charlevilie. The rest of the
I route is uncertain, but the journey to Melbourne will
I be taken in easy stages, and it is anticipated that the
I aviators will reach Melbourne on or before Decem-
I The length of the atr route from Darwin to Melbourne Is 2400
I miles, and depots havo been established by the Defence Department
I si Cloncurry and. Charloylllc, In Queensland, niul at Narromlne, In
I Xcw South Walts, at each of which 2500 gallons of petrol and 500 gal-
I Ions of oil are available. It Is calculated that these quantities are
I sufficient to supply the requirements of six competitors.
J. M. Bennett, M.S.M., Air Force Mechanic, left
flight to Melbourne at 10.30 a.m. today. Informa-
tion to this effect was received by the Defence De-
who is representing the Department at Darwin.
The message goes on to state that the aviators ex-
Arrangements had been made for the aviators to
leave Darwin at 6.30 a.m., but a message from the
special correspondent of "The Herald" states that
delay was caused through a puncture to one of the
wheels of the aeroplane. It was not till four hours
later that a start was made.
The route mapped out by Captain Ross Smith is
by way of Newcastle Waters, Avon Downs, Clon-
curry, Longreach and Charlevilie. The rest of the
route is uncertain, but the journey to Melbourne will
be taken in easy stages, and it is anticipated that the
aviators will reach Melbourne on or before Decem-
The length of the air route from Darwin to Melbourne is 2400
miles, and depots have been established by the Defence Department
at Cloncurry and Charleville, in Queensland, and at Narromine, in
New South Wales, at each of which 2500 gallons of petrol and 500 gal-
Ions of oil are available. It is calculated that these quantities are
sufficient to supply the requirements of six competitors.

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