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.  The
                                    shot immediately below from the Aaron Betts collection was taken much earlier at Cambridge
                                    Airport, Hobart in the 1950s.  -ALU later went to West Australia and Geoff Goodall took
                                    photo # 3 at remote Exmouth, WA in September 1976.   No doubt the dazzling display of
                                    red soil was due to the abundance of iron oxide in the area?   VH-ALU was sold in Papua
                                    New Guinea in 1977 as P2-CTM.   David Carter saw it as such at Port Moresby in March
                                    1983 (foot of page).  The Tiger was repatriated back to Australia in April 1990 to become
                                    VH-EFZ.   It is still current at Cobden, Victoria.