Ben Chifley's Model Airplane – South Bathurst, Australia - Atlas Obscura
THE GASTRO OBSCURA BOOK An eye-opening journey through the history, culture, and places of the culinary world. Just released! The Gastro Obscura book is here! Order Now

Ben Chifley's Model Airplane

Chifley Home
South Bathurst, Australia

The intriguing artifact can be found in the former Australian prime minister's home. 

9
28
This entry is a stub
Help improve Atlas Obscura by expanding Ben Chifley's Model Airplane with additional information or photos.

The marital home of former Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth houses some intriguing artifacts. This model plane is one such object.

In 1946, Ben Chifley was presented with a model DC3 airplane to commemorate the first civilian air service in Bathurst, Australia. The plane’s registration letters “VH–JBC” include his initials. The top of the aircraft opens to reveal a leather lined compartment for a pipe, matches, and tobacco, making it the perfect gift for Chifley! The plane’s pipe and matches are still in place and can be seen in the Dining Room of Chifley Home. 

Community Contributors
B
Added By

Make an Edit Add Photos
Want to see fewer ads? Become a Member.
From Around the Web