Gilltraps' Australian Cars From 1879 - A History Of Cars Built In Australia

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Authors: Terry and Maree Gilltrap, Hardbound, 64 Pages, ISBN: 9780855589361, First Edition, 1981 -**Second-Hand book in excellent condition - some lettering in the inside front cover**


We would like to thank the library and photographic staff of the State Library of New South Wales, the Mitchell Library, the State Library of South Australia and the John Oxley Library, Brisbane.
The following people and organisations gave us assistance with photographs or information: Harry Cape, Buderim; Len and Joan Clarke, Adelaide; Ashley Ekins, Adelaide; Birdwood Mill Museum, South Australia; Ford Motor Company, Melbourne; General Motors—Holden's, Melbourne; Peter Isaacson Publications, Melbourne; Modern Magazines Holdings Ltd, Sydney; Periodical Publications Pty Ltd, Sydney; Science Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, the Australian Patent Information Service, Canberra.
Recognition must be given to motor historians such as George Brooks, Max Gregory and the late Les Mills who have published information over the years on this fascinating subject.

About the Authors

Terry Gilltrap was born and educated in New Zealand. In 1959, shortly after leaving school, he moved with his family to the Gold Coast, Queensland to assist his father for seven years in establishing an auto museum. In 1962 he combined a short working holiday in Europe with a tour of major museums and collections, and took part in the famous Brighton Rally in November, 1962. He left the museum after his father's death. In 1972 he married Maree.
Maree was born in Victoria and had worked as a publicist throughout Australia for various shows including the African Ballet. She had also spent a year assisting in establishing and publicising a major tourist attraction near Melbourne.
Terry and Maree combined their talents and now run a promotions company from Queensland. They own a magnificent collection of antique vehicles and work full-time, restoring and exhibiting their collection and other attractions throughout Australia for seven to eight months of the year.
Their spare time is spent researching material for articles and books on transport which are published in Australia and overseas.

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  • 4

    Love the history of the cars and the Queenslad flavour to the story.

    Posted by Ron on 17th Sep 2023

    Pity there are not more stories of this ilk.

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