Category Archives: Memories

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.

Posted in Conservation, Fundraising campaign, Memories, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Fundraising campaign, History, Memories | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in History, Memories, Significance | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Fundraising campaign, History, Memories, Significance | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Royal Car on the ABC

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

Posted in Conservation, History, Memories | Tagged | Leave a comment

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? 

Posted in History, Memories | Tagged | 1 Comment

Visiting the Museum Library

Sometimes I feel a little spoilt working at the Museum with so much interesting information right at my fingertips. In my bid to find out more about the Royal Tour, I visited the Museum Library. This is an incredible resource, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Memories | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sharing the memories

I recieved a letter and photograph from Barbara Salter of Somerville, Victoria who shared a fascinating story about the young Queen Elizabeth on her first tour to Australia in 1954. I lived in Adelaide (my home city) at the time and … Continue reading

Posted in Memories | Leave a comment