Anne Blainey: Turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith

Posted on: Mon 21 Jan 2019

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and his Southern Cross airoplane were household names in the last century  …. when he flew across the Pacific Ocean in 1928 he was greeted in Brisbane by a crowd of fifteen thousand people … and he followed up with many more big achievements like that before he was lost at sea just 7 years later … today we’ll hear from writer Ann Blainey about her thoroughly contemporary biography of this man .. including his panic attacks in the cockpit … maybe traceable to flying planes in World War 1 before he’d even reached his 21st birthday.

Interviewer Nicky Page

Main Photo:  The Turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith by Anne Blainey.  Published by Black Inc., an imprint of Schwatrz Publishing Pty Ltd.


Ann Blainey. Photo provided by A Blainey and used with permission.

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