VH-UKU  de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth               (c/n 1065)

                                    Except for an initial two tear stint at Mascot, this Moth spent all its career in Queensland.  The above
                                    shot, from the Frank Walters collection, is undated by I suspect it was taken at Archerfield in the mid
                                    to late 1930s.     The image below is from the John Oxley Library collection and the caption indicates
                                    that the heavily bearded gentlemen was "Pastor Schwarz", although the machine was never officially
                                    registered to any religious organization.      The locale was given as possibly Hope Vale, Queensland.
                                    This Moth was involved in an incident on 30 April 1939 as reported by the Brisbane Courier Mail the
                                    following day (1 May 1939) stating that "a young man who had never flown before attempted to steal
                                    the machine from Archerfield.  He was thwarted by a mechanic"   Anyway. -UKU was impressed into
                                    RAAF service in 1940 becoming A7-87.  It was sold at the end of the war to S/Ldr S. Homewood,
                                    but appears not to have been granted a new CofA at that time.