VH-BUR  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G    (c/n 19934)

                                    This DC-3 was owned by the Bureau of Mineral Resources and was used in 1956 on an
                                    airborne scintillograph test survey in the Cloncurry/Mt. Isa area of Queensland.  It is seen
                                    above outside the DCA hangar at Essendon in that year where it had stopped for routine
                                    maintenance by the Department.   By the time Geoff Goodall took a photo of it at Mildura
                                    in 1965 it had acquired a more colorful paint job (below).  VH-BUR was built as a
                                    C-47A-85-DL. serial number 43-15468 and was previously operated by Qantas as VH-BHE
                                    on their internal New Guinea services.   Before being given away in 1971 as part of a foreign
                                    aid program to Royal Nepal Airlines (where it became 9N-AAY) it was operated by the curiously
                                    named JetAirlines of Australia as seen in the image at the foot of the page taken by Greg Banfield
                                    at Mascot in April 1970.