Fundraising campaign, History, Memories

Remembering the 1954 Royal Tour

by Catrina Vignando on 18 February, 2014

Welcome to our Royal Visitors 1954, Perth

In February, 60 years ago, HRH, Queen Elizabeth II, came to Australia. It was 1954, a mere five months after her coronation and the first tour by a reigning monarch.

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condition, Conservation, History, treatment

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

by Vicki Humphrey on 22 January, 2014

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 we have mentioned our desire to stick – as far as possible – to a conservation approach. That is, retain and reuse as much of the original as possible. However, we always knew that there would be parts that would have to have extra work along with some that need to be replaced – the crankshaft is a fine example of the latter.

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Fundraising campaign, History, Memories

Car rally fashions on the field

by Catrina Vignando on 4 November, 2013

The overall winners with their Isetta and the judges

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 winners. Many wonderful entrants dressed in period costume to match their cars.

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Conservation, Fundraising campaign, History

Spinning with the Royal Daimler

by Catrina Vignando on 17 October, 2013

Spin Canberra’s Weekend on Wheels

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. Continue reading “Spinning with the Royal Daimler”

Fundraising campaign, History, Memories

Once in a hundred year event

by Catrina Vignando on 2 October, 2013

FX Holden, Holden Protoype Car No1. 1946

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 Avenue finishing on the lawns of Old Parliament House on Sunday 20 October. Continue reading “Once in a hundred year event”

Fundraising campaign, History, Memories, Significance

Fit for a king, a queen and maybe a prince!

by Monica Lindemann on 16 August, 2013

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 “Fit for a king, a queen and maybe a prince!”

Fundraising campaign, History, Uncategorized

Royal Automobile Club of Australia Gala Dinner

by Catrina Vignando on 10 July, 2013

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. Continue reading “Royal Automobile Club of Australia Gala Dinner”