Author Archives: Catrina

Filming the Royal Daimler

The Museum’s Royal Daimler is the subject of a new feature film called When the Queen Came to Town that celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Royal visit. The film looks at the legacy and the impact of this … Continue reading

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Interview with the conservators

The Royal Daimler Project is speeding along and we are getting close to our fundraising finishing line. We have developed a video documenting some of the work we have been doing with the support we have received from members of … Continue reading

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Joan Richmond

This is for all those girls who are into fast cars! In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are presenting this story about the Australian racing car driver Joan Richmond who was at her peak on the international racing circuit … Continue reading

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When the Queen came to town

This year, 2014, marks 60 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s first visit to Australia as the young reigning monarch. About 75 per cent of Australia’s population caught a glimpse of the newly-crowned Queen on her 1954 Royal tour. … Continue reading

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Rolling out the royal cars

The dust covers came off, the conservation team were on hand and the engines came to life at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. It was one of those rare moments when the spark of history is tangible. Where … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1954 Royal Tour

In February, 60 years ago, HRH, Queen Elizabeth II, came to Australia. It was 1954, a mere five months after her coronation and the first tour by a reigning monarch. The Queen’s Royal visit was a two-month journey across Australia. … Continue reading

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the ‘olden Holden

Footballs, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars. A salute to the early years of Holden construction in Australia.

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Car rally fashions on the field

It was my pleasure to be one of the judges at the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally for the fashion on the field parade along with Nathan and Mel from Librarian Chic. It was a tough decision picking the overall … Continue reading

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Royal Daimler at the Car Rally

The Centenary of Canberra Car Rally was a great outing for the Museum’s Royal Daimler Project. On Sunday 20 October Chris, Laster, Kathi and I were on the lawns of Old Parliament House with the virtual Royal Daimler, our mascot … Continue reading

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Visiting the Royal Daimler

There were some very beautiful Daimlers parked at Mitchell recently when members of the Daimler & Lanchester Owners Car Club of Australia, DLOCCA, were in Canberra to visit the National Museum’s grand dame, the Royal Daimler. See more pictures below.

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