G-AUHY  Avro 594 Avian Mk IIIA                  (c/n  R3/CN/164)


                                        G-AUHY was originally owned by C.A. Butler and F.H. Smith of Lithgow, NSW, and registered
                                        to them in November 1928.   Could they be the two gentlemen doing the Irish Jig in this image from
                                        State Library of Victoria collection taken at Deniliquin, NSW on 18 April 1929?.   In 1932 -UHY
                                        was sold to Larkin Aircraft Supply Company of Coode island, Victoria (possibly why the library
                                        has a shot of it?) who on-sold it to Australian Aerial Services Ltd of Melbourne. In September 1932
                                        this company installed a 115 hp Cirrus Hermes Mk I engine, in lieu of the original 80 hp Cirrus Mk II.
                                        The Avian then had many different owners mainly in NSW and Queensland (including Butler Air
                                        Transport) before being struck off the register in April 1946.        It was laid up during WW II and
                                        never impressed into RAAF service..