VH-UQM  de Havilland D.H. 83 Fox Moth                           (c/n 4010)

                            
                             
                                  Above is a nice shot from the Neil Follett collection (via Geoff Goodall) of -UQM flying off Cape
                                  Barren Island, Tasmania in 1933.     Note original Tasmanian Aerial Services flag on the rudder.
                                  The poor image below came from ANA in the 1940s and I've always thought the registration
                                  looks "doctored".  The photo was probably taken at de Havilland Aircraft Pty. Ltd. at Mascot                        
                                  when the Fox Moth was new in 1932.   It was registered to Holyman Brothers in September
                                  1932 and then, a month later the registered owner was changed to Tasmanian Aerial Services,
                                  the name under which the Holyman's first operated.  A year later (October 1932) the ownership
                                  was again changed to Holyman's Airways Pty Ltd.     Head office was in my old home town of
                                  Launceston, Tasmania.  Follett's photo with 'TAS' surrounding the star is therefore, quite rare.
                                  In November 1936 the Fox Moth was transferred to Australian National Airways.  The photo
                                  at the foot of  the page, courtesy of the State Library of South Australia shows the Fox Moth
                                  with the ANA pennant on the rudder, and named 'Dromana' (just love those hats!).  VH-UQM
                                  was destroyed in a hangar fire at Broken Hill, NSW in September 1939.