Marshall's DC-2 VH-CDZ and Short Scion VH-UUP in the background. Neither of these were registered at the time. -AQU remained in use until about 1966 and was finally cancelled in 1970. After the death of Sid Marshall it was sold and restored. Currently in the UK as G-ECAN. The other two have been subject to unfinished restoration projects, -UUP more recently in the UK.
VH-AML at the old Busselton aerodrome, a former World War II airfield that became a private airstrip and farm after the war. Closed with the opening of the nearby Busselton Margaret River airport (YBLN) in 1997.
VH-AOM crashed into the house at 32 Peel Street after running out of fuel approaching Mackay. Attempt to land on a sports oval thwarted by children playing on it. The pilot was killed and one of his six passenger died later. In what would be unheard of today, local residents including children were allowed close to the accident site. The house at No.32, which suffered little damage in the crash, was demolished about 2010 but the other house in the photo still stands. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
VH-ASU came to TAA from Qantas when TAA took over Qantas' Queensland operations. It had originally been built for the RAAF. TAA sold it to a cropdusting operator, Airfarmers, in Victoria in 1955. It continued as an agricultural aircraft, later registered VH-APJ, until withdrawn from use in 1964. Its fate after that is uncertain. One report says it was burnt and another says it became spare parts. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Used for aerial dingo (wild dog) baiting. VH-BAH came to TAA from Qantas when TAA took over Qantas routes in Queensland as it shifted its role to national flag carrier. -BAH was sold to the Royal Newcastle Aero Club in 1955. On July 1, 1956 while engaged in flood relief work it crashed at Brewarrina, New South Wales, and was consumed by fire. Photo from: State Library of Queensland