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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

Object type
Motor cars

Object number
1988.0120.0001

Description
Maroon and black 1926 Model 18/50hp 3.8-litre six cylinder Crossley type 1L Landaulette 'Canberra' car. Chassis number 40245. Engine number 40250. Current Commonwealth motor vehicle registration number ZID-888.

Collection name
Victor Alberts collection no. 1

Collection statement of significance
The 'Victor Alberts collection no. 1' collection consists of a Crossley 'Canberra' landaulette manufactured in Manchester, England in 1926, an associated handbook and historical photographs. This stately maroon and black car was one of twelve imported to Australia for use by the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) during their 1927 royal tour of Australia. It was acquired for the National Historical Collection in 1976.

Primarily an iconic reminder of the royal tour, this vehicle has strong relevance to broad areas of Australian social history and can be used to address the themes of royal transport, the monarchy in Australia and innovation in the motor industry. As a rare, coachbuilt vehicle, the Crossley reflects the rise of the automobile industry in the early twentieth-century and the import of increasingly sophisticated European and American vehicles to Australia for recreational and ceremonial purposes.

Manufacturer
Crossley Motors Ltd

Restorer
Transport Branch, Department of Capital Territory

Restorer
National Museum of Australia

Place made
Manchester, England

Place of restoration
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Date of production
1926

Date of restoration
1976 - 1977
Transport Branch, Department of Capital Territory

Date of restoration
1987
National Museum of Australia

User
Government of Australia
1927

User
Duke of York
1927

User
Duchess of York
1927

User
Mr Victor D. Alberts
1964-1976

Place used
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1927

Place used
New South Wales, Australia
1927

Place used
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1964-1976

Date of event
09/05/1927
Used in the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Period of use
1964 - 1976
Victor Alberts

Materials
Steel, Aluminium, Wood, Leather, Rubber, Glass, Petrol, Mineral oil

Dimensions
Weight: 1950kg



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