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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
Negative - Motorcycle Show, Exhibition Building Annexe, circa 1955 Reg. No: MM 56780
- Negative showing Motorcycles on display at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne circa 1955.
- Description Of Content:
- Motorcycles on display at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne circa 1955. Firms visible are Mayfair Motors and Disney's Motors. Disney's Motors ceased trading in 1959 and sold British-built Norton and Excelsior machines. Mayfair Motors was the local agent for the British Panther and German-built Adler bikes and examples of each make are seen in the forground. A vintage Indian machine is also positioned in the middle of the Mayfair Motors stand. In 1956-57 Mayfair's became the first importer of Japanese motorcycles in Melbourne taking up the Honda distributorship.
- Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||motor cycle shows, motor cycles, royal exhibition building history of events 1950-1959, banners, display boards, exhibitions, flags, halls, plants, signage, staircases, royal exhibition building, disney motors|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Laurie Richards Collection, Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Royal Exhibition Building Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROAD TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Motor Cycles|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional displays|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955|
|Creator:||Laurie Richards Studio, 1954-1955|