VH-ALP  (1)  Miles M/65 Gemini 1A                              (c/n  6473)


                                    This Gemini was built in 1947 as G-AKEH and went to Singapore in 1951 becoming VR-SDC.
                                    Two years later it was registered in Australia (possibly the same owner?).   Bob Neate's photo
                                    above (via Geoff Goodall's collection) was taken at Cootamundra,  NSW in March of 1962
                                    Somewhat earlier, circa 1955, is the shot below taken at 'Jimbour Station' out of Dalby, Qld by 
                                    Jeanne Townsend who worked at Jimbour House mansion on the large property ( via the Peter
                                    Reardon collection)  VH-ALP was withdrawn from use in 1963 following the mandate by DCA
                                    to not re-issue Certificates of Airworthiness to wood-bonded aircraft without extensive (and
                                    expensive) modifications.