Named in honour of Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC AFC, 1897–1935. Kingsford Smith was Australia's most famous aviator. In 1928, he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States.
91 sq km
Kingsford Smith covers an area from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. The main suburbs include Banksmeadow, Botany, Chifley, Clovelly (part), Coogee, Daceyville, Eastgardens, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Port Botany, Randwick (part) and South Coogee. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Shipping, aviation, paper manufacturing, light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses. Sydney's domestic and international airports are located in the division.
Inner Metropolitan – situated in capital cities and consisting of well-established built-up suburbs.