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kookabat
24-02-2009, 08:41
Goulburn NSW - YGLB

I was passing through Goulburn in a C182 with a mate of mine... apart from the crosswind that always seems to be blowing there, I found a couple of really old buildings...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee27/kookabat/Tour%20de%20Rex%20MkII/09Feb-TourdeRexII113.jpg

...with the remains of a very old aeroplane in front of them...
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee27/kookabat/Tour%20de%20Rex%20MkII/09Feb-TourdeRexII114.jpg

Slightly newer building but I have no idea what the tall bit is for:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee27/kookabat/Tour%20de%20Rex%20MkII/09Feb-TourdeRexII115.jpg

It's an uncontrolled field so no tower.

Richard Flagg
24-02-2009, 10:45
That first photo has a very 'nissen hut' look to it, do you know any more about them?

Did you get any aerial photos as well?

kookabat
25-02-2009, 00:14
Yeah looked like a Nissen hut to me as well, maybe converted into a flying school or something. One of the nearby buildings had a very big, very falling-apart "SKYDIVE HERE' sign on it...

An aerial shot from a couple of years back:
http://www.geocities.com/kookabat/yglb-small.jpg

You can just see the tall unknown building in the bottom left corner. The 'nissen huts' are just out of shot to the left.

Richard Flagg
25-02-2009, 11:13
Thanks for the aerial.

Those nissens have got me think, I wonder what other coutries they were built in? Or if it just a variation on a nissen.

mark_pilkington
27-02-2009, 12:58
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It is a modified wartime Nissan hut and I suspect it is a post war civilian flying club modification rather than a wartime defence adaption. (but perhaps a post war defence adaption).

Nissan huts were and are still very common in Australia from the former bases and establishments of all 3 services, and relocated to many other non military sites and uses.

regards

Mark Pilkington

kookabat
27-02-2009, 15:43
Yeah I seem to remember a very Nissen-type building that got built up on brick walls and turned into an antiques shop, in Bowral NSW near where I grew up... there are a few around the place.

BOW TURRET
02-02-2012, 05:38
Hi bud - i am in sydney - goulburn was the original international a/p for here if i remember rightly - tall towers like that are usually water towers to provide pressure water for fire sprinklers etc. - ta j.c.