P2-SEQ has been on the Papua New Guinea register since September 1975. It is seen here on the steeply sloping Wau airstrip that was cut from the kunai grass in 1927 to support gold mining nearby. Photographer's name not known
Photographed by TAA over Westernport Bay, probably in December 1954 ahead of VH-TVC's entry into service on the 23rd of that month. TAA's first Viscount, VH-TVA, had been the intended star of its promotional material (using photos from Vickers) but it was written off in a fatal training accident on October 31 before entering service. -TVC arrived in Melbourne about the time the 2nd aircraft, VH-TVB, operated the airline's first Viscount service after a period of intense crew training. -TVC was destroyed on November 30, 1961 when it broke up in a storm over Botany Bay. It was with Ansett-ANA at the time.
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.
Santas' sleigh - VH-GMD with Father Christmas on board. -GMD was damaged at Amaroo Station, New South Wales on February 8, 1986 during cattle mustering. It collided with a utility (the Australian name for a pick-up truck) and overturned. Photographer not known.
N1022K ended up as a fuselage sitting at Kortrijk-Wevelgem airport in Belgium. Its journey from Micronesia is not clear but it is believed to have been on the Philippines register at one stage. Photographer's name not known.
A20-649 was retired from RAAF service in 1958 and sold to Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation for conversion to a Ceres cropduster. This did not happen and it went to the RAAF Museum, although not owned by it. -649 became the basis of a warbird project (VH-WIR was reserved). The project was not completed and it was sold to the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, Florida where it was damaged in a hurricane. Subsequently, another Wirrway became VH-WIR (c/n CA16-1104). Photographer not known.