Category Archives: History

Once in a hundred year event

Three weeks to go till the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally. This unique event, organised by the National Trust in the ACT, includes a scenic drive from Jervis Bay/Nowra to Canberra on Saturday 19 October and a motorcade along Northbourne … Continue reading

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The Royal Daimler is a Canberra Treasure

The Royal Daimler has been classified as a Canberra treasure in a new book by Betty Churcher, ex Director of the National Gallery of Australia, and artist Lucy Quinn. The book I am referring to is called Treasures of Canberra … Continue reading

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Fit for a king, a queen and maybe a prince!

News today that William, Kate and George might be heading to Australia to next year. news link Did you know that the Royal Daimler in the Museum’s collection was originally painted in the little prince’s great grandfather, King George’s, colours? … Continue reading

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Royal Automobile Club of Australia Gala Dinner

We are very excited about our collaboration with the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, (RACA), in Sydney, who held a motoring gala dinner on 3 July to celebrate Australian motoring history. This red carpet event had it all; fine dining, … Continue reading

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Royal Car on the ABC

The National Museum’s Royal Daimler has made it on television.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to all the recipients of the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards. The image displayed is Sir William Dargie’s ‘wattle painting’ of Queen Elizabeth II. This image is part of the National Musuem’s collection and was painted in honour of … Continue reading

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What does our Conservation team think: conservation not restoration

Below you can see four additional petrol caps are used to illustrate the type of effect you would get from each treatment.

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Seventy years in one family

We had news from another distant relation last week, when the owner of a beautiful 1934 Humber Pullman got in touch after coming across this blog.

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Uncle Elmer bought the Queen’s car

 I recieved this interesting story from a Project donor this week.  I wonder which of the Queen’s cars he sat in? 

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A long-lost relative

   Last week, we were able to complete another small piece of the Daimler history puzzle…

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