This shot, by Alan Bovelt, was taken at Port
Moresby in 1966/ VH-KRD was registered new in
1963 to King Ranch Pastoral Company, a subsidiary of the big Texas
purchased a number of Australian properties.
It was sold to STOL Air Services* at Port
November 1965, later to STOL Commuters, then Territory Airlines,
changing to P2-KRD
* I always thought STOL was a bit of a misnomer for this New
Guinea outfit inasmuch as they did not
Take Off and Landing machines - at least not in the sense that, say,
the Pilatus Porter
Beaver were. STOL's fleet comprised mainly of Cessnas (310, 336,
185 and 180s) plus
the odd Piper Aztec.