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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi JM,  That is great detective work regarding Old Hartley Court House in the background of Lady Di's photo thankyou.   Thanks also for the links, they will be of interest to those outside
Australia as well as to us here in Aus. they make interesting reading.  Another great photo there too of a very crowded touring car ;D

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wiggy,  Some good suggestions there for the use of the metal grilles, didn't think of either of
those.  Both sound very possible.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 28 January 18 04:11 GMT (UK) »
Been searching old Horseless carriages  - you'd think the two sets of traffic lights might give the game away . . . . . . Found three with those 'carriage laps.  Tmodel Ford which the 'boy 'have ruled out, a Delauney, and a Rolls Royce.   

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 28 January 18 04:15 GMT (UK) »
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-229855349/view


This is today's chat with one of my older generation seated at dining table while I type up.  He was born 1910, and he still lives in home where his 'mum was delivered of him' at Oberon NSW.   As a child I was very familiar with the Old Court House at Hartley.

'So those city folk with money could sojourn at the Hydro Majestic, and the others had to cope with lesser conditions at Wallacia.'

The Machattie family at Bathurst were the first to have their own motor car.

Each of the hotels had their own car and driver. 

Tours were organised by the hotels. 

The cars needed to stop for water for their radiators at top and bottom of Mt Vic (Mt Victoria), and earlier, back at Knapsack Hill (Lapstone, near the present RAAF Command).

Meals were ready at the restrooms at the cafes along the way.

The drive to Jenolan caves and back meant overnight stay at Jenolan, or if that was too expensive, at Hampton.   

Remember, there was no Warragamba Dam and sometimes the Nepean was crossed by punt way upstream of the current bridges in Penrith and Emu Plains....   

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 28 January 18 04:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Wiggy,  my OH is now very keen to search as well  ::)
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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 28 January 18 04:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi JM   Thankyou for the link to the Blue Mountains map, some very steep terrain for an open
           tourer!

Thanks also for the wonderful insight into early history of the area by your relative, he is a great age, what memories he must have.  Oberon is a beautiful spot.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 28 January 18 11:04 GMT (UK) »
Couldn't resist a bit of a clean up on a good scan.  :)

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 28 January 18 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Yvonne, thankyou for the clean-up, great detail on the folks in the car.  The lady in the rear
foreground looks less than happy doesn't she, can't say I blame her for that.  Long trip on winding
roads in an open car, just as well it was Summer.


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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 28 January 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Good afternoon,

The original car posted could be a Russell, a Canadian manufacturer who opened offices in England, Aus and NZ. Sold to Willys-Overland in 1916.

They specialised in large open tourers for Aus market.

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