The display sign states:
Horrie Miller's Wackett
This aircraft was the personal aircraft of Horrie Miller, one of
Australia's pioneer airmen, and founder of MacRobertson
Miller Airlines (MMA) which served Western Australia for
30 years before it was taken over by Ansett Airlines in the mid
1960's. Horrie loved to have an aircraft to fly whenever he felt
the need, he had two previous aircraft for this purpose, and his
children developed their interest in aviation during flights with
Dad. His daughter Robin became known as Sugar Bird
Lady* for her work delivering polio vaccine around the North
The Wackett was originally registered to the airline in June 1946
and transferred to Horrie a short time later. It was based
in Broome where it remained until it's transfer here in August
The Museum would like to thank
The Shire of Broome for their generous assistance with the
Museum's acquisition of the aircraft.
QANTAS Airways for their assistance with travel to Broome
Paspaley Pearling who have been storing the aircraft.
Kimberley Freight Lines for transporting the aircraft from
* The Sabin polio vaccine was provided in sugar cubes, taken orally.