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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
31st July 2014
Reference:   56510
Placename:   Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
Designation:   Airport
Status:   Assigned 8th July 2005
Previous Names:   Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport
Kingsford-Smith Airport
GNB File:   GNB4665
LGA:   Rockdale
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 57 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 10 30
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 56 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 10 34
Topographic Map:   Botany Bay
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   St George
County:   Cumberland
Description:   An airport to the N of Lady Robinsons Beach and about 3 km SW of Mascot.
Origin:   Named after Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith (9.2.1897 - 1935) the Australian aviator. In 1916 he joined the Royal Flying Corps and was awarded the MC. Other notable achievements included his 1928 flight from California to Brisbane, the 1929 and 1931 flights to England and his solo flight from England to Australia in 1933. (ABD)
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