VH-UGN  de Havilland D.H.60X Moth                 (c/n    411)

                                        The above photograph is a copy from the DCA CofA file (via Geoff Goodall) whilst below
                                        is a photograph taken at Archerfield in 1939.  The latter was kindly provided by Barbara Butler.
                                        Her mother had trained for her private pilot's licence at the airfield in 1938/39.  On the original
                                        of this print the inscription on the nose of the Moth "Matheson Aviation and Training Company
                                        Pty Ltd" is clearly discernible.           Legally, the aircraft was owned by Mrs. M.E. Stark, but
                                        operated by Matheson.   This Moth was flying as late as May of 1960 although was pretty much
                                        destroyed in a crash into the Burdekin River near Home Hill, Qld.  Not quite, since it was loving-
                                        ly restored by January 2001.  The contemporary shot of it by Ian McDonell at the foot of the
                                        page was taken at Murwillumbah, NSW in October 2015.     The third image, from the Norm
                                        Weeding collection, was postwar in the 1950s, somewhere in Queensland.      Photo No 4 is a
                                        rare picture of the Moth as G-AUGN from the John Hopton collection taken in New Guinea in                       
                                        the late 1920s when it was operated by Mandated Territories Airways out of Rabaul.  Note hatch
                                        over front cockpit, and original style undercarriage.