Category Archives: History

King George’s visit cancelled!

This photograph of the Australian government’s completed order of Daimler cars, possibly taken by a proud factory employee in November 1948, is rendered all the more poignant in light of what happened next.

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The Museum mag features the Royal Daimler

The National Museum’s beautiful new magazine, the Museum, features a great article on the Royal Daimler.  Did you know that it is estimated 75% of Australians came out to see the Queen during her 1954 Tour?  That’s pulling power!  The mag … Continue reading

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A Royal commission

A little while ago, the Museum was lucky to acquire some archival material which sheds some more light on our Daimler’s early years.  Thanks to a vigilant enthusiast who alerted me when it came on the market last year, we were able to get … Continue reading

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Why Daimler?

In contrast to the anonymous black 4WD used to whisk the Queen around Australia during her most recent visit, this unwieldy and attention-grabbing Daimler must seem rather a curious choice of royal transport. I can’t be sure why the Australian … Continue reading

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