VH-UMZ  de Havilland D.H.60M Moth                  (c/n   1371)


                                    This image is from the Hood Aviation collection, State Library of New South Wales and
                                    depicts the metal Moth -UMZ in company with the Gipsy Moth VH-UIF over the Sydney
                                    suburb of Chullora, (near Bankstown) circa 1930.   Both Moths were privately owned at
                                    the time, -UMZ being registered  to K. Wedgewood, and -UIF to F.K. Bardsley.
                                    VH-UMZ was sold to the Queensland Aero Club at the end of 1930 and was destroyed
                                    when it crashed and burned at Archerfield on 4 September 1932.   Prior to that it had had
                                    another 'nasty accident' as seen in the newspaper clipping below, from the The Brisbane
                                    Courier for 25 May 1931 whilst it had been performing in an Aero Club pageant.