This photo was taken early in A11-2's service when it still had the RAF serial on the fin. The open, calm waters makes Point Cook, the aircraft's base, the likely location but it is not stated. In Brisbane the Southamptons used the Brisbane River, which is less than 300m wide. A11-2 continued flying with the RAAF, on and off, until 1939 when is disappears from the records. Presumed burnt. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
A94-949 spent its early RAAF career at Laverton with ARDU. After repairs following a bird ingestion incident at Laverton in 1966, it worked out the rest of its career with OCUs. To the Indonesian air force in 1973. RAAF photo.
The Warrigal I was built at the Government Experimental Aircraft Factory in Sydney, flying for the first time on December 4, 1928. Delivered to the RAAF at Point Cook in January 1929. It had amassed only 40 hours when it suffered undercarriage damage in a heavy landing. The photo is believed to be that accident. Already assessed as unacceptable for RAAF service because of its dangerous spin characteristics, the Warrigal I was written off. Photo from: Hood Collection/State Library of New South Wales
One of the Mustangs subjected to two nuclear tests in 1953. A68-7 had been assembled in Australia from parts shipped from the US ahead of local production. It was sold back to the US in 1968 as spare parts for Cavalier Aircraft.
A9-4 crashed at Norfolk Bay, Tasmania, on March 19, 1930, while operating from the seaplane carrier HMAS Albatross. The RAAF had nine Seagulls IIIs. They were replaced by Seagull Vs (very similar to the Walrus). The HMAS Albatross was handed over to the Royal Navy in 1938 and name later adopted for the naval air station at Nowra. Photo from: State Library of Queensland