Photo from the collection Alf Batchelder.

 Museum's Boomerang, a WWII fighter designed and built by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in only 159 days in 1941-42. For many years, it was the only survivor but I think two have recently been rebuilt from parts. Boomerangs only became available in quantity in 1943, by which time there were enough Spitfires and Kittyhawks to defend Australia. The Boomerangs were used for ground support in New Guinea and for coastal patrol - this aircraft spent much of its war based on the coast of Western Australia.

--Alf Batchelder