One of two Catalina flying boats purchased by the late H.C. Gates in 1948. This was dismantled and carried by truck to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales where it was reassembled in a low lying area which was subsequently flooded.
Before white settlement the traditional owners of the Gully – the Gundungurra and Darug peoples – used the Gully as a summer camp. Settlement at the foot of the mountains forced many Gundungurra and Darug people to resettle permanently in the Gully well before 1950. In 1957, the traditional owners were forcibly removed from the Gully to make way for a racetrack Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/australia/new-south-wales/katoomba/the-gully-catalina-park#ixzz2vzeAzKkC