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The Resource From hooves to highways : the motor car in Western Australia : a Museum of Perth exhibition, 21 February - 21 June 2019

From hooves to highways : the motor car in Western Australia : a Museum of Perth exhibition, 21 February - 21 June 2019

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From hooves to highways : the motor car in Western Australia : a Museum of Perth exhibition, 21 February - 21 June 2019
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From hooves to highways
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the motor car in Western Australia : a Museum of Perth exhibition, 21 February - 21 June 2019
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eng
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Museum of Perth
  • Royal Automobile Club of W.A
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  • Strelitz, Richard
  • Emanuel, Sydney
  • Emanuel, Isadore Sydney
  • Andrew, Frank Carl Frederic
  • Butcher, William James Burchell
  • Best, William
  • Burkitt, George Ormsby Edward
  • Cairns-Hill, Francis
  • Cairns-Hill, Bertha
  • Harvey, Francis
  • Harvey, Evelyn Mary
  • Lotz, Henry John
  • Hocking, Ernest William
  • McFadden John Alexander
  • Rattigan, Godfrey Charles
  • Auburn, George
  • Martin, Harold
  • McNeil, Neil
  • Phillips, Samuel James
  • Gillespie, Leslie "Tim"
  • Williams, Annie
  • Williams, Harry
  • Fergusson-Stewart, James Edmund
  • Stewart, John Mitchell Young
  • Officer, Edward Albert 'Ned'
  • Randell, Allen Elliott
  • Randell, Lizzie
  • Press, Thomas James
  • Seeligson, Henry Jnr
  • Seed, William Pope
  • Teague, Harold Oscar
  • Rigby, Ernest Horatio
  • Wigglesworth, James
  • Winterbottom, Wentworth John 'Jack
  • Williams, John James
  • Dyer, Henry Clulow Stanley 'Harry"
  • Automobile Club of Western Australia
  • Museum of Perth
  • Royal Automobile Club of W.A
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
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From hooves to highways : the motor car in Western Australia : a Museum of Perth exhibition, 21 February - 21 June 2019
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  • "Decades ago, someone found a beautiful, discarded, old book, The Motor Car in Western Australia. He took it home for safekeeping and, in 2016, donated it to Museum of Perth. The book is undated, its pages filled with Perth's glamorous, early elite. We scoured myriad resources to identify each person, their vehicle, the location and the closest possible date of each beautiful photograph, and established the book dates from late-1907 to mid-1908. We then went back a few years, to 1905.. That year, a small passionate group of Perth's early motorists - movers and shakers, gathered to form the Automobile Club of Western Australia. The Club has a grand vision: to foster 'automobilism' in Western Australia, and lay the foundation for the evolution of motoring. The motor car was truly revolutionary, yet the journey from hooves to highways was neither easy nor direct. Our city's business leaders and its high society fully embrace this new trend of automobilism but, by 1908, some still dismiss the motor car as an expensive novelty and an increasing nuisance to horses, dogs, trams, wagon drivers and pedestrians. Club membership, initially strong, dropped sharply in 1907, almost to what it was when formed. It was then this significant book was published. Some say it was produced by legendary motoring giant Percy Armstrong, as he contributes significantly to the introduction and sold many of the cars featured. But considering the timing, and that many of the Club's founding members feature on the pages within, it's more likely the Club published it themselves in an effort to encourage new membership. The focus of From Hooves to Highways is not cars, so much as the extraordinary pioneering motorists on those pages, and how the Automobile Club of Western Australia, now known as RAC, helped transform Perth and more broadly, Western Australia."- from the introduction
  • Acknowledgements: Principal Partner: RAC, Research Partner: MAX Solutions, Project Leader and Historian: Shannon Lovelady, Exhibition Curators: Shannon Lovelady and Reece Harley, Special Research Team: Ryan Aden, Dave Dowley, Peter Evans, Megan Jones, Rob Hunt, Stan Littler, Ivani Roque, Lia Smith, Katie-Sproul. Our thanks to Exhibition Contributors:Paul Blank, Peter Briggs, City of Gosnells, Graeme Cocks, Kenneth Gasmier, Jenny Kohlen - The West Australian, Sean Martin, Motor Museum of Western Australia, A John Parker, Sheridan's, Tim Sutherland, Veteran Car Club, Western Australian Museum
  • Front cover: R.A.J. Crawford's Bridgetown Hotel, c. 1912. Courtesy State Library of Western Australia [000507D]
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000067186642
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm.
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32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780648506201
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illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
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From hooves to highways : the motor car in Western Australia : a Museum of Perth exhibition, 21 February - 21 June 2019
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • "Decades ago, someone found a beautiful, discarded, old book, The Motor Car in Western Australia. He took it home for safekeeping and, in 2016, donated it to Museum of Perth. The book is undated, its pages filled with Perth's glamorous, early elite. We scoured myriad resources to identify each person, their vehicle, the location and the closest possible date of each beautiful photograph, and established the book dates from late-1907 to mid-1908. We then went back a few years, to 1905.. That year, a small passionate group of Perth's early motorists - movers and shakers, gathered to form the Automobile Club of Western Australia. The Club has a grand vision: to foster 'automobilism' in Western Australia, and lay the foundation for the evolution of motoring. The motor car was truly revolutionary, yet the journey from hooves to highways was neither easy nor direct. Our city's business leaders and its high society fully embrace this new trend of automobilism but, by 1908, some still dismiss the motor car as an expensive novelty and an increasing nuisance to horses, dogs, trams, wagon drivers and pedestrians. Club membership, initially strong, dropped sharply in 1907, almost to what it was when formed. It was then this significant book was published. Some say it was produced by legendary motoring giant Percy Armstrong, as he contributes significantly to the introduction and sold many of the cars featured. But considering the timing, and that many of the Club's founding members feature on the pages within, it's more likely the Club published it themselves in an effort to encourage new membership. The focus of From Hooves to Highways is not cars, so much as the extraordinary pioneering motorists on those pages, and how the Automobile Club of Western Australia, now known as RAC, helped transform Perth and more broadly, Western Australia."- from the introduction
  • Acknowledgements: Principal Partner: RAC, Research Partner: MAX Solutions, Project Leader and Historian: Shannon Lovelady, Exhibition Curators: Shannon Lovelady and Reece Harley, Special Research Team: Ryan Aden, Dave Dowley, Peter Evans, Megan Jones, Rob Hunt, Stan Littler, Ivani Roque, Lia Smith, Katie-Sproul. Our thanks to Exhibition Contributors:Paul Blank, Peter Briggs, City of Gosnells, Graeme Cocks, Kenneth Gasmier, Jenny Kohlen - The West Australian, Sean Martin, Motor Museum of Western Australia, A John Parker, Sheridan's, Tim Sutherland, Veteran Car Club, Western Australian Museum
  • Front cover: R.A.J. Crawford's Bridgetown Hotel, c. 1912. Courtesy State Library of Western Australia [000507D]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067186642
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780648506201
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits

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