Category Archives: History

A Gem from our Archive

Risk Management was alive and well in 1948 during the manufacture of the Daimler….. it was just expressed a bit differently as can be seen from this charming memo from Hooper & Co (Coachbuilders) Ltd.

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What is it?..and why does it affect our treatment approach?

This strange looking object is just one part of the Daimler that represents the balance of pure conservation and minor restoration that will be characteristic of the work we are doing. In many discussions with visitors and on our blog … 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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Spinning with the Royal Daimler

A Virtual Concourse D’elegance for the Museum’s Royal Daimler This Sunday, 20 October, the National Museum of Australia’s Royal Daimler will make a virtual appearance at the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally on the lawns of Old Parliament House. The … Continue reading

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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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