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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 28 January 18 00:45 GMT (UK) »
Another one rather similar. A souvenir picture as written on the bottom.

I understand you could rent a car & their driver would take a group/family to a nearby site to have a photo taken. This one is dated 14 Feb 1916.
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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 28 January 18 01:31 GMT (UK) »
They were big cars weren't they!  -  look how many people they accommodated with apparent ease.

Three photos within a month of each other and three different companies advertising (along the running board), and three different cars too.  Must have been a busy tourist area even back then.  ;)

Substantial looking building in the background there, Lady Di.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 28 January 18 02:00 GMT (UK) »
Advert from Mrs F. Campbell, Katoomba

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 28 January 18 02:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carol,  Thankyou for bringing this higher up the board.  Don't you just love the hats and scarves on the ladies they would need those scarves to hold on their hats in an open tourer.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:03 GMT (UK) »
Mike,  Thankyou for your 3 posts, helpful comments and the link.

Alan, Thankyou for your interest and the link.

Malcolm,  Yes, have done a search for E. Campbell's Jenolan Motors Katoomba (Kat.) without success.  Two other RootsChatters have sent similar photos, 2 cars from 2 different motor companies.  Perhaps there is a Katoomba historical society which may have some details on these
obviously popular tours.   The Jenolan Caves are near Katoomba in the Blue Mountains west of
Sydney.

Japeflakes,   Thankyou for the photo, amazing that it is the same month and year as my postcard.
I notice a soldier in the Aust. army dress uniform in the rear seat probably soon to ship out to WW1.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:04 GMT (UK) »
The vehicle is parked outside of the (Old) Hartley Court House, on (Old) Bathurst Road, Hartley.

https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/historic-buildings-places/hartley-courthouse

http://www.lithgow-nsw.com/HartleyHistoricVillage.html

http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/visitor-info/hartley-historic-village/  look at that photo of the touring car full of people :)  :)  :)


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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wiggy, That is a fantastic improvement  ;D thankyou.  All the creases and scribble by kiddies are gone, probably didn't have colouring in books in those days.  The ladies looked as if they were blowing bubbles!  Love the depth you have achieved, the original was so pale.  Your restorations are
always so sharp ;D 

Re the crosses:  Wish I did know who they were Wiggy, family or friends of family maybe. There were a few family members who embarked from Sydney to the Western Front for WW1 about this time.

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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:31 GMT (UK) »
Lady Di,  Thankyou for your photo, what great condition it is in considering it's age, taken only 1 month later than my postcard.  I like the 'port' strapped to the running board and I wonder what the metal grilles on the running board are, they look like boot scrapers?  It looks like a fairly crowded trip!  The guys on this forum will enjoy looking at this one, maybe they can identify the car.

Matthew, Thankyou for posting the advert. - 25s. sounds like good value but was probably reasonably expensive for 1916.

Regards,
Jen.
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Re: What car is this? Jenolan Caves N.S.W. 1916
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 28 January 18 03:41 GMT (UK) »
Got a feeling the 'boot scrapers'  are to do with having somewhere to tie luggage to.  We had an old car like this (but a bit younger) when we were kids and had a similar addition to the running board.  I know Dad secured luggage that way.

Bet one of the blokes will know!

Or are they to stop the paint work being marked by shoes and boots as people got in and out - or a bit of both?

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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