Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre, Nhill

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During WW11 the township of Nhill hosted an RAAF training base. Over 10,000 young Australians trained in Nhill from 1941 to 1946. Until now this has never been officially recognised and has been largely unknown recent generations.

The aim of the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre formed in 2009 is to highlight, recognise and promote the important contribution made within the township of Nhill to the WW11 effort.

The main feature of the Nhill aviation heritage Centre is an Avro Anson aircraft. These aircraft were used extensively for training purposes such as astro navigation, bomb aiming, strafing and radio communication. With the aid of the Nhill community and Government grants a new hanger has been erected to house the Avro Anson at the Nhill Aerodrome.

The Avro Anson's restoration will be a complete rebuild to taxiing status with an estimated 10,000 working hours to get to this point.
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  • The Museum menbers must be applauded for the effort they have put in to establish this museum and preserve the remains of the training camp. the Old War Birds on Display were great to view up close...  more »
  • Would you travel far out of your way to come here? Probably not. If you were a bit of an aviation enthusiast or war history buff and were passing through Nhill would you stop here? For sure. This...  more »
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  • Nhill is worth a stop for a coffee and a visit to the old air force training centre. Interesting displays and volunteers to explain it all. Grab a coffee and enjoy it on the beautiful lawned area in the centre of the highway.
  • Great place very friendly staff and a wonderful display well worth a look

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