Kingsford Smith District (Ext)

 

Badge Description

Scout Emblem

Aircraft = Southern Cross aeroplane flown by Charles Kingsford Smith

Stars = Southern Cross

The badge was first issued in April 1961 [4]

History

Kingsford Smith district is named after Charles Kingsford Smith, aviator who was born in Hamilton, Brisbane, and who made the first Trans-Pacific flight from the USA to Australia in 1928 [1].  The aircraft was a Fokker Tri-Motor called the Southern Cross.  He landed in Eagle Farm.  The aircraft is on display outside Brisbane Airport.

Kingsford-Smith district was established on the 22nd September 1955 [1].  In 1959, the District Commissioner was n. J. Taylor [2].  It closed, and was last mentioned in Brisbane South Area Directories in 1987, and parts of Kingsford Smith district were amalgamated with Griffith District to form Logan City District [3, 4].

Groups

Kingsford Smith District Groups (1955): Chester Estates Scout Group, Downlands Scout Group, Holland Park West Scout Group, Mt Gravatt Scout Group, Rochedale Scout Group, Toohey Mountains Scout Group, Upper Mt Gravatt Scout Group  [1]

Kingsford Smith District Groups (1971): Chester Estates Scout Group, Downlands Scout Group, Holland Park West Scout Group, Mt Gravatt Scout Group, Rochedale Scout Group, Toohey Mountain Scout Group, Upper Mt Gravatt Scout Group [5]

Kingsford Smith District Groups (1983): Chester Estates Scout Group, Downlands Scout Group, Gardner Scout Group, Holland Park West Scout Group, Mt Gravatt Scout Group, Rochedale Scout Group, Toohey Mountain Scout Group, Upper Mt Gravatt Scout Group [6]

References

  1. Australian Boy Scouts Association-Queensland Branch Form for a District Association Registration (Q-14). Kingsford Smith District 22/9/1955. Document located at Heritage Centre, Baden Powell Park, Samford, Queensland.
  2. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1958). Annual Report 1959-1960.
  3. The Scout Assoc of Australia, Queensland Branch (1987). Brisbane South Area Directory
  4. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications. p. 14.
  5. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.
  6. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. (1983). Directory: Areas, Regions, Districts, Groups 1983.