VH-UIH  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                  (c/n  822)


                                        I am indebted to Anthony Cleary for the above photograph.  It was taken by his grandfather,
                                        Mr. V.F. Doran, and the inscription on the back of the photograph states "Seaplane on the
                                        Manning  -  Taree 16 August 1930".    Mr. Doran was a builder in Newcastle, NSW.  The
                                        photograph was taken whilst he was contracted to built the Catholic Church in Taree.
                                        Material was shipped there from Newcastle by steamship. Whether the Moth played any
                                        part in the project is not known.   The aircraft was owned by P. G. Taylor of Sydney at the
                                        time.  I am assuming that this would have been the Captain Taylor of later Transoceanic fame?.
                                        Floatplanes were rare in Australia in that era.   However, if the P.G. Taylors are one and the
                                        same, P.G's affinity for the water would account for the aquatic gear on the Moth.  The image
                                        below, (via Picture Australia) was reputedly taken in while the aircraft was on a trip from Sydney
                                        to Tasmania, circa 1929, and prior to being re-registered VH-.  (Looks like Hobart).  VH-UIH
                                        was ultimately destroyed by fire whilst tied down in a paddock in Kelso, NSW in 1935 while in
                                        the service of Eastern Air Transport, Ltd of Mascot..