The above photograph is from the collection
of Hugh Batters, whose grandfather, H.J. Berryman
Caulfield, Victoria, was general agent for Junkers aircraft in the late
1920s and early 1930s
Berryman standing on the wing of "Wendouree",
as the craft was named. The Junkers
first delivered to Berryman's house in Caulfield and stored in a back
shed! The photo
immediately below shows its arrival early in 1930. Photo
No. 3 is from the Hood Collection
(Aviation) via the State Library of New South Wales and is a general
view of the
flight. On 6 July 1930 VH-UNO was being flown by
noted aviator Henry Goya Henry
known just as Goya Henry) when it crashed at Manly, NSW during bad
passenger was killed
and Goya, who
had a commercial licence and was a bit of a local
barnstormer in NSW, lost a leg. With a
successful artificial leg, he eventually regained his
licence in 1932 and acquired a
Genairco biplane, decorated it with a 'Jolly Roger'
and used it
joy-riding. As they say "You can't keep a good man down".
Well, in those days
couldn't. Goya was somewhat of a thorn in the side of
officialdom and among other things
challenged Federal powers over intra-state aviation in the High Court
which resulted in major
to the Air Navigation Regulations by the Civil Aviation Board.
It was later referred to
official correspondence as "The Henry Decision".
The shot of the wreckage of -UNO at
the foot of
the page (# 4) is also from Hugh's collection.