VH-UGH  de Havilland D.H.60 Moth                            (c/n  354)

                           

                                This rare photo is from the Neil Follett collection.  Rare, inasmuch as this aircraft was struck off the
                                register in 1933.   It was originally imported in August 1927 for Qantas (as, of course, G-AUGH). 
                                The low-res image at the foot of the page, from Picture Sunshine Coast, shows it as G-AUGH on
                                the beach at Noosa Heads in the late 1920s.  The photo immediately below is from the Gus Grulke
                                collection and shows -UGH circa 1930 in Queensland, with company name Sky Travel (Australia)
                                Ltd, Brisbane on the nose and advertising WUNDA painted under the upper wings. This company
                                set up an short-lived airline service from Brisbane to inland towns in November 1930 with Junkers
                                F.13L VH-UPL Glorious Queensland, flown by T. H. Bishop, who had purchased this Moth in
                                December 1927.  Qantas had sold it at the end of 1927 to T.H. Bishop who 'transferred' it almost
                                immediately to Mrs. D.E. Reis.     In February 1931 (by which time the aircraft had had a couple of
                                mishaps) Qantas bought it back, only to sell it again in October 1932 to C.H. Ferris, still based at
                                Archerfield, where presumably the above photograph was taken.         Anyway, following a takeoff
                                accident at Rocklea, Queensland in April 1933, it was stricken from the register.
                                Breaking News:  Ian Mcdonell reports that this Moth is currently under rebuild at CAC Caboolture.
                                See Ian's photo at foot of the page.  No estimated time for completion has yet been set.