Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: NEW SOUTH WALES - Goulburn

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SYD
    Posts
    25

    Default NEW SOUTH WALES - Goulburn

    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...



    ...with the remains of a very old aeroplane in front of them...


    Slightly newer building but I have no idea what the tall bit is for:


    It's an uncontrolled field so no tower.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Goulburn NSW - YGLB

    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?

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SYD
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: Goulburn NSW - YGLB

    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:


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

  4. #4

    Default Re: Goulburn NSW - YGLB

    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.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Goulburn NSW - YGLB

    .
    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

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SYD
    Posts
    25

    Default Re: Goulburn NSW - YGLB

    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.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    5

    Default Re: Goulburn NSW - YGLB

    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •