Australian Geographic magazine, originally titled Dick Smith's Australian Geographic, is a bi-monthly geographical journal created by Dick Smith in 1986. The magazine focuses mainly on stories about Australia, or about Australian people in other countries. The six editions published each year are available by subscription and on newsstands.Founder: Dick Smith. Gallery: Dick Smith’s record breaking balloon flight History & Culture. Australian Geographic’s founder Dick Smith and fellow balloonist John Wallington went down in history on 18 June 1993 – beating odds that seven other attempts failed to overcome – and became the first people to fly a hot air balloon across the Australian continent.
Aug 14, 2019 · Dick Smith, Australian aviator, filmmaker, explorer, businessman, and publisher who was renowned for his aviation exploits. He also founded several companies, including Dick Smith Foods, and in 1986 he was named Australian of the Year. Learn more about Smith’s life and career. ON JULY 22, 1983, entrepreneur and founder of Australian Geographic Dick Smith completed his first solo around-the-world helicopter flight. The sojourn was also the first solo flight from the US to Australia by helicopter and the first solo helicopter flight across the Atlantic Ocean. For the.
In late 1985, Smith launched Australian Geographic, Dick Smith’s Journal of Adventure and Discovery. As well as taking a positive look at Australia and the achievements of its people, the.