VH-UAZ  GAL Monospar ST11         (c/n  ST11/33)

                                  VH-UAZ was imported in 1934 by the Civil Aviation Branch (CAB) of the Department of Defence
                                  It was sold in 1941 to Keith Farmer of Coode Island, near Melbourne, Victoria and it is at that locale
                                  that the above photograph was taken.  In May 1942 Farmer sold it to Airlines (WA) Ltd and it was
                                  ferried from Melbourne to Perth in a single day on 31 May 1942.   The image immediately below
                                  shows it in CAB service at Mascot before the war, while the third photograph, taken at Perth Airport
                                  in September 1935 shows the aircraft (also in CAB service) whilst on a visit to that far west state. This
                                  view in front of the West Australian Airways hangar at Maylands shows the Monospar's gull wing design,
                                  as well as a sign indicating the WAA airfare of 15 quid for the two day Perth to Adelaide airline service.
                                  Not bad, even for those austere days.  .  -UAZ's last flight was on 6 October 1945 on the route Perth-
                                  Norseman-Esperance-Perth.  It was then retired in the Airlines (WA) hangar at Maylands.   It was sold
                                  for scrap in 1948, but saved by Allan Boothey who was an engineer with the airline.  He took the aircraft
                                  to his home in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe.  He sold the Pobjoy engines back to Keith Farmer in Mel-
                                  bourne and planned to use the airframe as a chicken house, but soon after it was destroyed in a grass
                                  fire in his backyard.   The ultimate photo at the foot of the page shows the remains at Redcliffe in 1972.
                                  All images are from the Geoff Goodall collection.   The ST11 was a development of the earlier ST10,
                                  differing from the latter in that it had a retractable u/c with those rather ugly trouser-like covers (although
                                  missing from these in the top photograph).   A complete history of this aircraft can be found on the site
                                  of the Airways Museum and Civil Aviation Historical Society at: