VH-UJZ  Avro 594 Avian Mk. IV                      (c/n     R3/CN/202)


                                       Above is a enlargement of a very nice original photo (see below) by Frank Walters  (via Geoff
                                       Goodall) at Mascot in 1930.  In the full image below the aircraft on the left is Adastra Airways'
                                       D.H. 60M Moth VH-UOQ.     This Avian was registered to E.W. Percival on 24 January 1929.
                                       It was in use by the Western Aero Club at Bathurst, NSW by the end of 1929.    It was sold to
                                       J.A.S.Kerr of Sydney in June 1930.     On 21 February 1932 it crashed after hitting power lines
                                       at Brooklyn, Victoria, and its CofR was allowed to lapse during the following month.     Graeme
                                       Parsons discovered the newspaper image and cutting (bottom of page) from the Melbourne Argus
                                       of 22 February 1932 which stated:
                                              "Flt.Lt C.T.P.Ulm and J.A.Kerr were seriously injured when their 'plane hit transmission wires
                                               on the Geelong Rd near Footscray yesterday".