VH-UXZ de Havilland D.H.89A Dragon
This Rapide was delivered new to ANA on 15 September
1937. It was given the name "Marika"
although that titling is washed out in the image above (taken at
Mascot, Sydney), it is visible in
the shot immediately below,
shown loading passengers at Essendon, Melbourne for Adelaide in
Under that is a photograph from the Fred Niven collection (see
Finally, at the foot
of the page is another Mascot, circa 1938
photo (love those ladies'
VH-UXZ crashed into the sea at Tanners
Flinders Island on 29 May 1943 while
landing approach with one engine shut down.
Photos top and bottom
(Mascot) are from the Geoff Goodall collection.
(Essendon) from an album donated to the Civil Aviation Historical
Ian Leslie (via Phil
Third image is by 'Early Birds' pilot Bill Bennett,
courtesy of the Fred Niven collection.