- AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-988
- June 24, 1959
Part of Major Matthews collection
Item is a photograph showing shows Major J.S. Matthews, Mrs. Jean G. Gibbs and Principal Muir. Notes written on the back include: "Sir Charles Kingsford Smith School, Vancouver. 8901 Elliott St. On June 24th 1959, at 2 30 p.m., there was unveiled at this school, and, in the presence of Miss Florence Fyfe-Smith, Principal Muir, of the school, Major J.S. Matthews, City Archivist, and Mrs Jean G. Gibbs, Assistant Archivist, a photogravure of an oil painting of the celebrated aviators, Charles Kingsford Smith, and Captain Ulm, who together were the first to fly from America to Australia. The painting was painted for the Atlantic Union Oil Co., of Australia, by William Dargie. Major Matthews arranged with Mr McDermot, Canadian High Commissioner, Canberra, for colored copies. Mr McDermot sent about six. One is in the City Archives. There were about 600 pupils at the ceremony."