VH-AGC  de Havilland D.H.84A Dragon                   (c/n  2045)


                               This Australian-built Dragon served with the RAAF as A34-56.  It was registered VH-ASO  when
                               it first came onto the civilian market in 1947, and shortly afterward went to the Flying Doctor Service
                               as VH-FDA.   In 1956 it was purchased by Adastra  Airways of Mascot, NSW and  re-registered
                               VH-AGC (the second).   My shot (above) was taken at Essendon in 1957.  From the Geoff Goodall
                               collection comes a Peter Ricketts photo (below) of -AGC at a fly-in at  Joe Drage's farm at Wodonga,
                               Victoria in 1976, by that time one of the last Dragons flying.   Sadly, it crashed at Point Cook three
                                years later.  A color shot of it in the same livery appears on Ron Cuskelly's site of all things Adastra at: