A photograph taken about 1975 from Terry Nuttall showing the Cessna A188B Agwagon C ZK-DMC (c/n 188-01315) operating out of Redwood Valley near Nelson. Pilot is Denny Atkinson and the loader driver is Terry Nuttal. Photo from the Lord Nelson collection.
ZK-DMC was registered to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd of Ardmore on 18-07-1973 and first flew there on 20-09-1973, gaining its CofA the following day. It was listed with Aerial Sowing Ltd at Amberley on 02-10-1973 until changing over to Rowley Aviation Ltd at Amberley on 14-08-1978.
It flew from Auckland to Norfolk Island and into Brisbane on 06-07-1979. Three days later it struck a kangaroo near Lake Gardner during its ferry flight to I L Dunn at Ballidu in Western Australia - with whom it became VH-DUQ on 13-07-1979. By 1992 it was with Ian Blackwell Pty Ltd of Wubin WA and by May of 1994 with Heather Freeman of Nhill in Victoria. I believe it was cancelled as destroyed on 22-01-2009.