VH-SNE  Cessna 170A                                 (c/n  19861)

                                     Oddly, photographs of this classic 170A are not that common.    John Wheatley captured it (above)
                                     around 1970 whilst Greg Banfield saw it at Bankstown in January 1969 (below).  This was a decade
                                     after it was first registered on 11 February 1959 to C..A. Holmes of Inverell, NSW, ex N1285D. 
                                     It had a series of owners, mainly in the NSW wheatbelt (which is probably why few images of it exist).
                                   . It crashed at Gunnedah, NSW in August 1976 and remained inoperative then for some sixteen years
                                     when it was restored to the register (in October 1992).       Following a couple more owners in NSW
                                     it was withdrawn from service in April 2003