G-AUCA    Bristol Tourer                                              (c/n 6117)

                     

                              This was actually the first aircraft operated by the Australian Civil Aviation Branch, being
                              registered in 1921.    On 16 March 1923, whilst on a flight from Melbourne to Longreach
                              (quite a haul, even today), in company with the Vickers Vulcan G-EBET,  it crashed at
                              Bourke, NSW.      The image below was culled from the Melbourne Argus of 22 March
                              1923    Despite the extensive damage it was eventually rebuilt and re-registered G-AUDX.
                              The above photograph is courtesy of the Airways Museum and Civil Aviation Historical
                              Society and more can be found on the history of it at:
                                         http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Bristol%20Tourer%20G-AUCA.htm