VH-ULJ de Havilland D.H.60G Moth                  (c/n   1074)


                                      This is an excerpt from the image of VH-USX  which came from the CAHS collection (via Phil
                                      Vabre).  The image below, from the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland shows the
                                      aircraft at Archerfield, Brisbane circa 1933 when it was privately owned, having been sold into
                                      Queensland from NSW the prior year.   Later in 1933 it was acquired by Holden's Air Transport
                                      Services of Salamaua, New Guinea.   Although it only had 1,442 hours on the airframe it was found
                                      to be in poor condition and required a complete rebuild.   It eventually became part of the Guinea
                                      Airlines fleet when Holden's was taken over by that airline in 1937.   It was written off following a
                                      heavy landing at Wau in September 1941.   The remains were shipped to Adelaide and, many years
                                      later, it emerged, restored, as part of the static exhibit at the South Australian Aviation Museum.
                                      The image at the foot of the page, from the Daryl Mackenzie collection, shows it in storage prior
                                      to its static restoration.