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Mixed Feelings and a Very Big Engine

It was with both a sense of regret and considerable excitement, that the Large Technology team completed the assembly of the motor for the Daimler. Regret – because our beautiful crankshaft, with rods and pistons, installed was going to be … Continue reading

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New Year, New Conservator, Forward Planning

Happy New Year. Work is continuing on the Royal Daimler and we are hoping to provide more updates in the coming weeks. We have made progress with the engine and more detailed planning for work on the body is gearing … Continue reading

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Thank you

In 2012, we set out to raise $60,000 by July 2014 for the Royal Daimler Project. It might have looked like a blue-sky target back then, but I am happy to say that due to the overwhelming support we have … Continue reading

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Donations are growing

Thanks to many generous Museum visitors making a contribution to donations boxes in the hall of the National Museum, the Royal Daimler Project fundraising total has now reached $41,078.80! With less than $19,000 to raise we are feeling very confident … 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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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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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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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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Wiring diagrams

The Victorian Daimler Owners Club kindly sent some wiring diagrams for the DE 36 landaulette. These will help our conservators immensely when they start  work on the electrics of the vehicle.  

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Another milestone for the Royal Daimler Project

Our web team have added some wonderful photos of the Royal Daimler “lift” to the Museum Workshop exhibition website. On the 18th November the conservation team seperated the body of the vehicle from its chassis in front of a packed … Continue reading

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