VH-BAZ  (1)  Avro 652A Anson 1

                                  These two shots from the Gus Grulke collection (via Geoff Goodall) show VH-BAZ circa 1947
                                  probably at Archerfield (above) and (below) derelict at Maryborough circa 1951.    This Anson
                                  was owned by Richard Carr of Townsville, Queensland who was a car salesman and prospector.
                                  Carr also had a Ryan STM and a Wackett.    He flew the Anson to inspect the mineral deposit
                                  finds from his Fortuna Mining Syndicate of Hidden Valley via Townsville, and planned an Aust-
                                  ralia-New Guinea air freight service.   The Anson's CofA expired in April 1949 and it was flown
                                  to Maryborough, Qld for a renewal inspection.  This was never carried out and the aircraft was
                                  abandoned there.