has decided to land at Albert Park. I have seen it and marvelled how
he got the Southern Cross in there, without brakes, after thirty-four
hours in the air. To-night he will put the Lady Southern Cross down
in the same small patch of grass among the buildings and the trees
of Suva ...
Taylor so describes their arrival in Fiji in his book Pacific Flight.
This photograph was taken at Albert Park, Suva, probably on 22 October
1934, the day after their arrival. The person attending to the engine
is probably Smithy's engineer, Tommy Pethybridge, although it could
be Smithy himself.