The West Australian Airways hangar constructed in 1929 with the adjoining passenger hostel. Forrest (pop.18) is about halfway across the vast Nullabor Plain and was an overnight stop for the airline's DH66 Hercules. The hangar is the oldest still standing in Australia. The hostel has been demolished.
Registered with the intention of competing in the 1953 UK-New Zealand air race. Failed to get sponsorship and dumped. Acquired by the Australian War Memorial and restored as a static exhibit in its RAAF serial A52-319
Acquired by a Monak orchardist in 1954 and used as playground equipment. Recovered in 1967 by the now closed Warbirds Aviation Museum at nearby Mildura. It has been under restoration at the RAAF Museum, Point Cook, since 1987. Years of weather exposure played havoc with the wooden airframe.