Frederick Brook Hitch sculpture

British sculptor Frederick Brook Hitch was commissioned to create the Sir Ross Smith Memorial after the aviator’s tragic death in 1922.

The monument was unveiled at Creswell Gardens, Adelaide, on 10 December 1927, with the statue itself made from bronze sculpted in the image of Sir Ross dressed in his flying gear. Read the full story of the memorial on the SA History Hub.

Image courtesy of the State Library of South Australia [SLSA: B-4974]