Well, here's a very nice photograph from the
Frank Walters collection (via Geoff Goodall) taken at
Mascot in 1938 of an
Aeronca first registered in March 1937. The original owners are listed
Co Pty Ltd of Sydney and Southern Airlines and Freighters Ltd of
Melbourne, although I
have no records of the connection between the two companies. In
any case, both titles seem a little
grandiose for an Aeronca 100! In June 1938 is was sold to a
Mr.W.H.J. Colville of Cremorne, NSW.
In the shot below, from
the State Library of NSW
collection, it is seen being refueled at the
post office-cum-petrol station in rural Byrock, NSW, (not quite 'back
Bourke', but getting on) .
Following a couple more
NSW and Queensland, the aircraft
evidently lie dormant during
the war years
and was officially stricken
from the register in 1947.