VH-UPG  de Havilland D.H.60M Moth                  (c/n  DHA.2)


                                   This interesting shot, from the Geoff Goodall collection, was taken in Noumea, New Caledonia
                                   in 1931.   A de Havilland Australia built machine, it was sold new to F.V. Roffey of  Rockhampton
                                   early in 1931 and shipped to New Caledonia.    After flying the machine locally there until Nov-
                                   ember of that year he then flew it back to Maryborough, Queensland, a distance of some 900
                                   statute miles. Brave fellow.  Like many of its breed, it was later fitted with a Gipsy I engine and
                                   converted into what came to be known as the D.H.60GM.    It had a couple of other private
                                   owners in Queensland in the 1930s but was laid up during WW II following an accident at Mackay
                                   early in 1940.   Its CofA was renewed in December of 1945 and, several owners later, was regis-
                                   tered to K. Drew of Esk, Qld when it crashed in the Toowoomba Ranges on 12 February 1951
                                   and was destroyed.