VH-SLT  Cessna 180D Skywagon                        (c/n 50970)

                              

                                   This aircraft came "south" from New Guinea at the same time as its sister ship VH-SLS.  It is seen
                                   here at the Rex Aviation distributorship in Bankstown, NSW in July 1967 still wearing the titling of
                                   its previous owner, Sepik District Labour Services Ltd of Wewak.   Photo by Geoff Goodall.
                                   This 1961 model 180 (ex N6470X) was originally imported as VH-GKA for Territory Airlines,
                                   who sold it in 1963 to SDLS.    After various owners it went to Hazelton Air Services Pty Ltd
                                   in 1983 and stayed with them until 1987 when its registration passed to Aerial Agriculture Pty
                                   Ltd.   In 1993 it was registered to New England Airways, and was struck off the register in 1995
                                   following storm damage.  Paul Bredereck's shot below shows it at Tamworth after the squall
                                   had virtually written the poor thing off.