Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre
Located at the aerodrome, this ‘not-to-be-missed' tourist attraction is home to a partly restored Avro Anson aeroplane and a fully restored and operating Tiger Moth aeroplane.
You will be amazed at the workmanship, the attention to detail and the remarkable progress that has been made in just eight years, all done by volunteers. These photos show the state of the aircraft when it was ‘discovered' behind a farm shed just 100 kms from Nhill and the awesome transformation that is currently taking place.
The Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre is a tribute to the 10,000 young men and women who trained at the Nhill aerodrome when it was an RAAF Base during World War 2.
During WW11 the township of Nhill hosted an RAAF training base. Over 12,000 young Australians trained during this time in quite a number of fields to prepare for their roles during WWII. Until now this has never been officially recognized and has been largely unknown by recent generations.
The aim of the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre formed in 2008 is to highlight, recognize and promote the important contribution made within the township of Nhill to the WWII effort and honour the young men and women who trained here and celebrate the heritage of Aviation in Nhill.
Today the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre provides a glimpse of those times and life at Nhill through informative displays and memorabilia including the four of the training aircraft stationed at the base during WWII; an Avro Anson aircraft currently being restored, a Wirraway, Tiger Moth and Link Trainer all in working order. It is believed this is the only place in the world to have this unique collection on the original site of a WWII training base.
Avro Ansons were the main aircraft used in their training. A growing collection of memorabilia tells the story of these days, along with the history of the aerodrome since the first aeroplane touched down in Nhill in 1919.
Nhil in Victoria's north west near the South Australian border.
4 h 13 min - 378 km
via National Highway M8 and Western Hwy/A8
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open Public Holidays
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Nhill Aerodrome, Ramsay St Nhill | Map
✆ 0490 657 770
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre
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