VH-SMB (1)   DHC-2 Beaver 1                                       (c/n  646)

                                      This was formerly Qantas' VH-EAU.  It was sold to the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric
                                      Authority in 1958 as VH-SMB.   Roiger McDonald's nice color shot above was taken at
                                      Cairns in July 1966.   When the Authority purchased a Pilatus PC-6B Porter that newer,
                                      more prestigious machine, received the -B rego and the Beaver was re-registered VH-SMH
                                      under which entry its later thumbnail history is appended.   The photo below at Bankstown is by
                                      Greg Banfield. when the Beaver was just being transferred to the SMA.