VH-UZR began life as VH-UNT
built in the
Genairco hangar at Mascot in April 1930 and fitted
with a Cirrus Hermes. It was bought new by airline
pioneer Keith Virtue and the following year
his New England Airways at Lismore NSW. Various crashes and
followed until it was re-registered VH-UZR in October 1939 to a Mr.
F.E.Biffen of Casino NSW
lenghty rebuild from a previous crash. However it did
not last long, crashing again on
5 April 1940 at Archerfield. The wreck was sold but not rebuilt,
probably due to the war situation,
struck off the register in
1941. Photo below from the Geoff Goodall collection.