G-ABPP was assembled in Perth and flown across Australia by Hereward de Havilland to Sydney where it became G-AUPP (later VH-UPP). Photo believed taken at Coode Isand en route. Kevin O'Reilly Collection.
Originally with Qantas as G-AUBZ. Sold to Matthews Aviation in December 1927. Was still marked G-AUBZ at the start of 1930 despite a CAB directive to change it to VH-UBZ. That happened in March. At the time the aircraft had open cockpits (five) and was named "The Lachlan". Sold to Pioneer Aviation Services in 1931. At some stage the rear cockpits were replaced by an enclosed cabin. At least five (excited!) passengers are visible in this photo. -UBZ was finally struck off the register in 1940.
The official opening of Holbrook aerodrome amid the postwar boom in general aviation. A slump in general aviation particularly in rural areas saw many small town aerodromes close. In the 1990s Holbrook council embraced the residential air park concept to bring new life to its airport. The high cost of hangar space at city airports and restrictions where recreational aircraft can fly has made Holbrook a centre of ultralight aviation with an active local club.