Posted: July 4, 2013 Filed under: books, places, roads, vehicles | Tags: Gregory's Street Directory, street directories
In these days of GPS navigation, it’s interesting to go back to the beginning of street directories in Australia.
Gregory’s produced their first Sydney Street Directory late in 1934. The Sydney Morning Herald gave it a mention the following year. This image of a well-used 1943 edition is via Archive CD Books.
Posted: February 15, 2013 Filed under: sport, vehicles | Tags: bicycle, hobby horse, Speedwell, Trove Australia, velocipede
Canberra Times – 13 December 1934
.Bet they didn’t have this hobby horse in mind when they wrote that article.
Leader – 13 March 1915
Posted: March 16, 2011 Filed under: vehicles | Tags: Australia's first car, FX Holden, Thomson phaeton, Trove Australia
There was much excitement about the “first car to be made to order in this country”.
The Barrier Miner – 23 Jan 1948
Those carefully chosen words were perhaps in recognition of the Thomson motor phaeton in a feature article in The Argus of 2 October 1948,
You could order this booklet (The Hobart Mercury – 7 October 1948) to get the story of the new Australian car.
And here it is – courtesy of the Australian Women’s Weekly – 11 June 1949. A little prettier than the phaeton and weather-proof too.