VH-UGM  de Havilland D.H.60X Moth                  (c/n  453)


                                        The above cropped image, from the State Library of South Australia collection, was taken at
                                        Parafield in 1936.  The shot below, from the John Hopton collection dates from a much earlier
                                        time when the Moth was in the Genairco hangar at Mascot circa 1930.    It was owned at that
                                        time by the Bush Church Aid Society of Sydney for whom it had been imported, and carries
                                        the titling 'Church of England' on the fuselage.  The dearth of photos of this machine is odd
                                        considering that it was not written off until 1959 when it crashed near Moorabbin.     True, it
                                        had been laid up since 1947, but even so, I never managed to spot it.     It had many owners
                                        over the years, winding up registered to a Reservoir, Victoria owner in 1946.  On 19 Novem-
                                        ber 1959 it was acquired by  J.O. Robinson at Moorabbin and evidently was wrecked just
                                        three days later.