The Uiver story is a key chapter in the memories and history of Albury. The Dutch KLM Douglas DC-2 Uiver airliner competed in the London to Melbourne MacRobertson International Centenary Air Race of 1934. Bad weather forced the Uiver to make an emergency night landing on the Albury racecourse with considerable difficulty, only executed safely as a result of fast-thinking members of the Albury community. After spending a night stationary, the Uiver was pushed out of the makeshift runway by Albury residents, re-joining the race to Melbourne in daylight, placing second overall and winning the Handicap Prize as a passenger liner.
The Uiver collection is a NSW State Heritage listed sub-collection of AlburyCity’s Museum and Social History Collection. As with the wider collection, the Uiver collection is managed and stored to national best practice standards by a team of museum professionals at the Albury LibraryMuseum. With such a significant State Heritage listed collection, it is proposed that the boundaries of the AlburyCity Uiver collection be more clearly defined in the form of an Uiver Collection Policy.
We welcome your feedback on the draft Strategy. Submissions will be received until 5:00 pm Wednesday 26 August 2021 and can be submitted via the form above or addressed to:
Libraries and Museum Team, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission are not confidential. Submissions, summaries of submissions, and/or names and addresses of people making submissions may be included in publicly available reports to Council and Council's website.