VH-URA de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth
VH-URA was a de Havilland
Australian-built Moth first registered in January 1931. It was
Charlton of Sydney. In March 1933 it crashed at Mascot, and the
fuselage was sold to
Kelly. It was then rebuilt as a D.H.60GIII MOth Major with a 130
.h.p. Gipsy Major engine
re-acquired by Charlton again, although the rebuild appeared to have
taken some four years,
restored CofA was not granted until November of 1937. It
had several owners in Queens-
land and NSW over the years and was not withdrawn from use until July
of 1957. In view of its
life, it is odd that very few photos of it seem to exist.
Also, I assume that it was not deemed
satisfactory for the RAAF since it was never impressed during the war.