The Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre Inc. has been set up to preserve the aviation heritage of Nhill. Because of its position halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, Nhill had the first official aerodrome in country Victoria (1923).
The main attraction at Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre is the restoration of a WWII Avro Anson. Work is ongoing in anew purpose-built hangar on the aerodrome. I'm unsure of the exact location, but it's not a big place so it should be easy enough to find. There are only half a dozen buildings showing on the aerodrome on Google Maps.
Nhill also had many of the early pioneers in aviation land during the period 1919 to 1939.
During WWII Nhill had a training base and bombing range and it is this part of our history that we are concentrating on at present. (Nhill also had the highest rate of enlistment per head of population into the RAAF from any town or district in Australia. More than 200 from a district population of about 4000.
This page was last updated 16 February 2015