Flying action will take place again this weekend at the Temora Aviation Museum. The anticipated list of vintage aircraft expected to fly in the weekend’s events include the Tiger Moth, Ryan, Wirraway, Boomerang, Spitfire Mk XVI, Hudson, Canberra, Vampire, Meteor, A37B Dragonfly and Cessnas 0-1 and 0-2. Temora Historic Flight Club member Doug Hamilton will also fly his historic Harvard both days over the weekend.

Doug’s Harvard is originally a New Zealand based military aircraft, built in 1941 and allocated to the New Zealand Air Force to serve mainly as an Advanced Trainer. This particular Harvard, Serial # 1024, spent all its life with the New Zealand Air Force, its last flight recorded in 1958. It was discharged from the Air Force in about 1975.

It later became part of the Air World Museum collection in Wangaratta, in North-East Victoria, Australia. It was from the Air World Museum that Doug purchased the Harvard with intentions to restore the then ground-ridden aircraft to flying condition. He spent a year refurbishing the aircraft back to its original condition, before flying it for the first time since 1958, on the 19th February 1991.
Since owning the aircraft, Doug has participated in numerous air events right across Australia, and considers Temora as a regular favourite destination.

Come along to this Flying Weekend to see Doug Hamilton’s Harvard and the rest of the Museum’s collection in the air performing their handling displays.


The Temora Business Enterprise Group has introduced annual awards to the Temora community to recognise outstanding efforts by businesses within the Temora Shire. The gala presentation evening was held last Friday night and the Temora Aviation Museum is pleased to announce that it took out two categories, ‘Best in Hospitality and Tourism – 2007’ and overall ‘Best Business – 2007′. Thank you to TBEG for organising these awards, and to the people of Temora for being so supportive of all our endeavours here at the Museum.