VH-BNI  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth         (c/n  DHA1048)

                                  The above photo by Mike Vincent (via Geoff Goodall) was taken at Christies Beach, South Australia,
                                  in March 1969 when the Tiger was being used for shark patrols along Adelaide Beaches.  Greg Ban-
                                  field's shot, immediately below, was taken somewhat later at Camden, NSW in April 1972 and
                                  reveals a very plain civilian finish (prior to gaining its 'warbird' look?).    This Tiger was previously
                                  A17-613, civilianized through sales by the Commonwealth Disposals Commission at RAAF Cunder-
                                  din after the war.  It was stored at Perth's Maylands Aerodrome until sold to Kingsford Smith Aviation
                                  Services in July 1950.  Ferried to Sydney in a formation flight consisting of VH-AGY, A17-147 and
                                  A17-154, it was quickly resold to a Thomas Smith of Penang, Malaya.  Mr. Smith, however, kept it
                                  at "Olive Downs" Station, Maxwelton Qld.    It later went on to enjoy a long  life with many private
                                  owners, and, oddly for the period, was never converted into an agricultural machine.  At the foot of
                                  the page is a photo by Ian Mcdonell taken at Luskintyre in 2010 showing -BNI as it is today in full
                                  WW II regalia and with a minuscule civil rego under the tailplane.  .