VH-UJM  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth                  (c/n  986)


                                     Just what this Qantas Gipsy Moth was doing on the main street of Camooweal in 1929 was not
                                     indicated on the narrative of this John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland image. It does
                                     not appear to be in any form of distress.      The photo below, from the Frank Walters collection
                                     shows it as G-AU in the hangar at Archerfield circa May, 1929.  The shot at the foot of the page
                                     taken by Jim Sawdy (reproduced here via the Roger McDonald collection) shows the Moth at
                                     Monto, Qld in the early 1930s in a completely different paint scheme.    By then it was registered
                                     to a private owner in Maryborough, Queensland.    The caption stated "first aeroplane to land at
                                     Monto".  In 1935 it was acquired by Pacific Aerial Transport Ltd and sent to Wau, New Guinea.
                                     VH-UJM was destroyed by a Jap air raid on that remote outpost of the Empire on 21 January 1941.