VH-UPJ  de Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth                        (c/n  2053)

                                    This Puss Moth was first registered to Matthews Aviation of Essendon in October 1930. It
                                    was used (chartered?) by Lasseter's Central Australian Gold Exploration expedition as seen
                                    in the image below from the State Library of New South Wales collection.   It later went to
                                    T.P. Manifold of Camperdown who was the owner when the above shot, from the Kevin
                                    OReilly collection was taken at Geelong, pre-war.   It later went to Miss J.G. de Havilland
                                    (surely a relative of Geoffrey de H's - and is that the lady on the right in the image below?) of
                                    posh Point Piper, NSW.   Repatriated back to the UK in 1934, it became G-ACSB. It didn't
                                    stay in the UK for long, being sold in Holland in March 1935 as PH-AMN.  It was probably
                                    destroyed when the Nazis overran the Netherlands in May 1940.