VH-RJM  Cessna 182A Skylane                                 (c/n  34900)

                                         This shot, by Geoff Goodall, was taken at Essendon in January 1964.  Previously VH-CYF
                                         it first came on to the register in December 1961, ex N4800D.  When acquired by Reginald
                                         Barnewall, it became VH-RJM in July 1963.    Mr. Barnewall was a grazier from Thornton,
                                         Victoria who had previously established Southern Airlines at Essendon flying Ansons, Doves
                                         and Herons.   You can find pictures of them in this collection under the VH-GV (Goulburn
                                         Valley) series of registrations.    In 1960 Barnewall went on to found Polynesian Airlines in
                                         Western Samoa with Percival Princes.   Ownership of -RJM was transferred in 1965 to his
                                         next venture, Island Airways of Pialba, Queensland and was used to fly tourists to investment
                                         developments in the area.   David Tholar saw it (below) at Pialba in December 1967.  Barne-
                                         wall later upgraded this service to a BN-2A Islander.   -RJM was cancelled from the rergister
                                         on 10 March 1982 at the owner's request.  .