VR-HDH  Canadian-Vickers OA-10A  Canso                     (c/n CV592)


                                     Macao Air Transport was founded in 1946 and flew semi-scheduled services from Hong Kong to
                                     Macao and Canton.  The service was still going strong into the 1960s but declined after fast hydro-
                                     foils and hovercraft made the crossing from the two colonies simpler than boarding an aircraft. This
                                     Canso (Catalina) was sold to Trans Australia Airlines' "Sunbird" (New Guinea) Division in 1962
                                     as VH-SBV   Bob Smith of Kiama, NSW provides the rare image of it (below) at HAECO prior
                                     to leaving for Australia.