VH-GPA  Beech C35 Bonanza                                 (c/n  D-3005)


                                        This shot, taken with a Box Brownie by Den Dannecker in 1959 (via Geoff Goodall) shows an
                                        early Bonanza at Cootamundra.      It was first registered on 1 October 1959 to Allen Brothers
                                        (Asphalting) Pty Ltd of Sydney and flown by pilot "Snow" Allen.   It was formerly N735D, and
                                        went on to many owners.   Fifty years on it is still current and registered to a private owner in
                                        northern Victoria.   Peter Hough saw it at the March 2007 Avalon Air Show (below).