VH-SLS   Cessna 180 Skywagon                           (c/n  31680)

                                  Well, that's certainly an attractive paint job.  Not standard Cessna, but very nice nevertheless,
                                  and certainly an improvement over the livery it wore when it was a contestant in the 1964
                                  Ansett Air Race, as seen in the image below, by Greg Banfield at Bankstown on 29 March
                                  1964.  This 180 was an ex Netherlands East Indies (New Guinea) missionary aircraft formerly
                                  JZ-PTC.   It came onto the Australia register in 1961 as the first VH-BVI for the Sepik District
                                  Labour Services in Wewak, on the Australian controlled side of the large island.  Eighteen months
                                  later (in July 1962) it moved south and was re-registered VH-SLS.  Geoff Goodall's shot (above)
                                  was taken at Parafield in October 1967 when the aircraft was operated by the Keith Aero Club