This was the former RFDS' VH-FDA,
which began life as a Drover Mk.2 in July 1956, before
being upgraded to Mk.3, Mk.3A and
Mk.3B status. It is seen above in this nice shot by Norm
Weeding (via Geoff Goodall) at
Bankstown in December 1967. It was traded in
on a new
Beagle 206 and re-registered
VH-UNK on 7 September 1967 to Beagle Aircraft Sales (Aust-
ralasia) Pty Ltd which was an associate
of Airfast in Sydney. The Drover was
months later by Hazair Sales &
Service of Orange NSW and re-registered VH-UMA
However it remained parked at Bankstown in full RFDS green & white
scheme with name "The Inlander"
as VH-UNK and by April 1968 it had flown to Orange,
still wearing the rego VH-UNK!
At Orange it was repainted into a Piper Aztec style paint
scheme, Jim Hazelton at that time
specialising in importing Piper twins for resale. Later in
career (1970) it went to New
Zealand as ZK-DDD, returning to Australia in 1988 as VH-FBC.
It now reposes in the Powerthouse
Museum in Sydney.