Havilland D.H.60 Moth (c/n 192)
photograph comes courtesy of the John Hassard/John Hopton Collection
via the Airways
Museum and Civil Aviation
Historical Society. The image
immediately below is
from the State
Library of New South Wales collection,
taken probably in 1930 just after it had been re-registered
into the VH-U series.
It was operated at the time by the Australian Aero Club (NSW Section).
These early Moths had an axled
undercarriage. Later variants used the split (individual) axle type
with bungee shocks. This aircraft
was, like many early Moths, later
updated to D.H.60G status,
and is still on the
register today. In Photo No.3, from the Frank Walters
collection, it is seen taking
off from a beach
in 1934 with a very fancy livery (for those days, at least). .
Photo No. 4 was
taken by Bob
Neate, and shows -UAE as it appeared at
Forbes, NSW in
May of 1964. The nice
Phil Vabre, No 5 was at the AAAA Fly-In at Swan Hill in April, 2005.
No.6 shows -UAE in one of its interim pauint jobs as ssen by
Robert Livingstone at Bungowannah,
NSW, date unknown.
more fascinating details of the history of this Moth go to: