Havilland D.H.61 Giant Moth
Imported in May of 1929 for
QANTAS and named "Diana".
It is seen here taxying for departure
Archerfield on 10 December 1934 with the first mail of the new
Australia-England service aboard.
The initial load proved to be too much for the Giant
Moth and the overflow follows in the DH.50J.
It is thought the pilots were Lester Brain and Rusell Tapp,
mails were probably trans-shipped at Darwin to Imperial
Airways. The above shot is courtesy
of the Edgar Johnston collection
CAHS - Phil Vabre) while below is an image from the John
Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland