VH-UOT  de Havilland D.H.60M Moth                  (c/n  1539)


                                     'Meteor Airways -  Lismore' reads the legend on the nose of this Moth.   It was registered, at the
                                     time to the Vitue brothers of Lismore.  (Keith V. later became chief pilot for Airlines of Australia).
                                     In the above shot, from the John Hopton collection, taken circa 1932, the Moth was providing joy
                                     rides on the beach.  It was sold to A.H. Garrow of Dalby, Quensland in March of 1935 and was
                                     struck off the register following a crash at at Dalby on 24 May 1935.     The image below from
                                     the Geoff Goodall collection shows it shortly after that accident.  Just what the relationship between
                                     Mr. Garrow and the GE Company was I have no idea.  Perhaps he was the local rep.  Interesting
                                     in that it still carried the 'Meteor Airways' titling on the tail.     VH-UOT.was originally imported by
                                     Qantas in their capacity of D.H. dealers, coming into Australia in August 1930.