VH-UTU    Avro 594 Avian Mk III                           (c/n  R3/AV/125)


  Here's a Frank Walters shot taken at Mascot in 1931 which is good enough to be used for a CofA
                                   file photo.  Ex G-EBTU, the Avian was first registered in that same year as G-AUTU.
Its first owner
                                   (briefly) was Capt. W.N. Lancaster in May of 1928 who named it  "Red Rose".     It is seen as such
                                   in the photo at the foot of the page.  Lancaster didn't own it long (was he a dealer?) selling it within
                                   one month to R. A. Charlton of Sydney.  Six months later, on 11 January 1929, it exchanged  hands
                                   again, this time going to J.R Palmer of Sydney.       In 1931 it was the winner of the Coffs Harbour
                                   Pageant Aerial Derby as seen in the photo below, courtesy of the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum
                                   collection.   VH-UTU was destroyed by fire following a crash landing at Singleton, NSW on 6 June