VH-DKR  Cessna  182G Skylane                           (c/n   18255298)


                                           VH-DKR was first registered (US registration, if it ever actually carried it, was N2098R) in
                                           Australia on 29 April 1964 to the Nonning Pastoral Company of 'Bidgemia' Station, via
                                           Carnarvon, WA.   This rural holding has owned many aeroplanes over the years.  When
                                           Geoff Goodall took the above photograph at the small mining town of Kambala, Western
                                           Australia in May 1975, -DKR was being used for parachuting operations.  In fact it still is,
                                           and has been operated by Hillman Farm Skydivers Inc of Bunbury for the last two decades
                                           at least.   Ian McDonell saw it at its new home base at Redcliffe, Queensland  in May 2015
                                           (below) still wearing the old Hillman Farms Skydiving logo (enlarged, foot of page).