VH-URU  de Havilland D.H.84 Dragon II                   (c/n 6088)


                                     Both these images. above from the archives of the Civil Aviation Historical Society (via Phil Vabre),
                                     and below, from the Powerhouse Museum Collection are in the  "better than nothing" category.  This
                                     Dragon was delivered new to Butler Air Transport of Cootamundra, NSW in November 1934 and
                                     stayed with that airline until it was impressed into RAAF service as A34-2 in January 1940.
                                     It unfortunately did not last long, being written off at Cootamundra in November of 1940.  I assume
                                     it also carried passengers, but clearly the volume of mail seen being loaded in the shot above would
                                     chew heavily into its useful load of just over 2,000 lbs!       Another shot of it when brand new, and
                                     sans Butler titling, appears on the entry for sister craft VH-URV.