VH-ALU  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth               (c/n  DHA1035)

                              

                                    VH-ALU was civilianized in June 1951.  Just when the canopy was fitted, I'm not sure.  It
                                    probably didn't have it when it was A17-600 in the RAAF.    The above shot was taken by
                                    Dick Hourigan (via the Geoff Goodall collection) at Cootamundra, NSW in April 1962.  It
                                    later went to West Australia and Geoff himself took the photo below at remote Exmouth, WA
                                    in September 1976.   No doubt the dazzling display of red soil is due to the abundance of iron
                                    oxide in the area?   VH-ALU was sold in Papua New Guinea in 1977 as P2-CTM but was
                                    repatriated back to Australia in April 1990.     It was subsequently withdrawn from service.