VH-GAE  Auster III                                                        (c/n  644)


                                         This old box Brownie image was copied (actually Xeroxed) by Roger McDonald from an old
                                         album lent to him sometime ago - long before the advent of scanners.         The snapshot was
                                         reportedly taken at Lismore, circa 1948.  Formerly A11-18 it was civilianized as VH-GAE and
                                         then re-registered VH-DAE in December 1949.  It went missing on a flight from Coffs Harbour
                                         to Newcastle NSW on 3 October 1950.   As far as I know the remains were never found.