New agreement with Uiver Trust

18 October 2016

AlburyCity and the Uiver Memorial Community Trust will establish a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to improve public knowledge of the story of the plane that had an emergency landing at Albury Racecourse during the 1934 London to Melbourne air race.

The agreement will be for three years. It coincides with a Uiver restoration open day this weekend and an exhibition at the LibraryMuseum.

Council’s Community and Cultural Committee meeting decided to recommend that a full Council meeting on 24 October endorse the agreement.

Mayor Kevin Mack said the agreement was good news for the Albury community.

“The Uiver story is an important part of Albury’s history and it’s important we all work to keep telling that story,” Cr Mack said.

Uiver Memorial Community Trust Chairman, Pieter Mol said:  "The MOU is a terrific undertaking and it proves that there is a clear mandate for the Trust to undertake this project with the support of the local community.”

AlburyCity in 2013 transferred ownership of the DC-2 Uiver Memorial Aircraft to the Uiver Memorial Museum Group.

The Uiver Memorial Community Trust was then established as a not-for-profit organisation with its own board.

In 2014, AlburyCity transferred ownership of the representative Uiver plane to the Trust and restoration is underway.

Uiver DC-2 Restoration open day
What: View the airplane restoration progress through guided tours of the hangar
When: Saturday 22 October, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Where: SmartAir Hangar, near Albury Airport  
Tour bookings: 0458 710 801

LibraryMuseum exhibition
What: The Uiver: A Photographic history is on show until 13 November
Special event: Attend a talk on Sunday 23 October at 2.00pm to mark the 82nd anniversary of the Uiver landing in Albury
Bookings: 6023 8333