The departure of Ansett's flying boats marked the end of an era, not just for aviation but Sydney as well. It happened as Sydney was giving up its easy-living Australian lifestyle for the hectic pace of a world city. Photographer's name not known.
Built as Sunderland III JM715 by Shorts at Rochester in 1943. Converted to Mark V. Sold by RAF in April 1947 to TEAL as ZK-AMH and later to Ansett as VH-BRC for the service from Rose Bay to Lord Howe Island. Now preserved at Southampton.
VH-BRC came to Australia in 1950 from New Zealand, where it was ZK-AMH. After long service, mainly on the Sydney-Lord Howe Island route, it was sold in the US as N158C in 1974. The hangar at Rose Bay dated back to the C Class Empire flying boats.