Sunday, March 8, 2015

Truck photos from the State Library of Victoria 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970.


Here are some photographs of trucks from the collection held at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) , www.slv.vic.gov.au. To see photographs from the SLV of trucks from the 1910s to 1930s, click here.


Peters Ice cream Van, c. 1940.   This is an Oldsmobile.
State Library of Victoria Image H2011.52/209


Truck bearing red cross at Puckapunyal, c. 1940.  Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs.
This is a Chevrolet.
State Library of Victoria Image Image H99.201/420


 From the Argus Newspaper Collection of War Photographs, 1940s.
State Library of Victoria Image H99.201/2012


Exterior of Yarra Junction Timber and Hardware store, 1940s. This is a Ford. 
State Library of Victoria Image H2011.52/243


Ford truck towing Cumming family caravan, 1940s. Photographer: Lindsay G. Cumming.
State Library of Victoria Image H2005.88/53


Ford trucks transporting beehives along Old Road Lake Eildon to Jamieson, 1940s. 
Photographer: Lindsay G. Cumming.
State Library of Victoria Image H2005.88/55 


 Harvesting wheat: trucks loaded with wheat lined up waiting for the silos to open at Manilla, in 
New South Wales,  1940s. Herald and Weekly Times collection.
State Library of Victoria Image H2004.101/607


Pupils of Victorian State Schools contributed 1,150 pounds out of their own pocket money to purchase this truck for a R.A.A.F. Mobile Educational Unit, c. 1945.
State Library of Victoria ImageH99.201/2219


Dump of cars and trucks in a paddock at Maribyrnong, c. 1946. 
Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs.
State Library of Victoria Image H2000.200/346


Peaches arriving at Preserving Cannery, Shepparton, c.1946. State Rivers and Water Supply Commission photograph.
State Library of Victoria Image rwg/2316



Beehives and beekeeping van, 1940s.  Photographer: Lindsay G. Cumming.
State Library of Victoria Image H2005.88/310


Main gate, Newport Shell Refinery. c. 1956-1961.  Photographer: Helmut Newton.
The truck is  a Commer.
State Library of Victoria Image H2006.47/651


Metropolitan Dairies, Ivy Bank Dairy, 1956.  Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers. 
A Bedford, then an Austin. 
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/82


Metropolitan Dairies, Ivy Bank Dairy, 1956.  Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers. 
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/79


Nestles Factory, Maffra, 1962.  Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers,
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/518


Nestles Factory, Maffra, 1962.  Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers, 
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/516


Nestles Factory, Maffra, 1962. Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers,
You can't really see the truck, I just like the elephants. 
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/515


Spark Street, Beaumaris, August 1966. Photographer: W.L.Murrell.  
That's an Albion at the front and a Mercedes Benz 338 behind the digger.
State Library of Victoria Image 31602/54


Spencer Street East between Flinders Lane and Spencer Street, 1967. Photographer: K.J.Halla. 
The truck is a Commer. 
State Library of Victoria Image H36133/84.


Carba Dry Ice, Abbotsford, 1968. Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers.
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/822


Carba Dry Ice, Abbotsford, 1970. Photographer: Wolfgang Sievers.
State Library of Victoria Image H2003.100/892

To see photographs from the State Library of Victoria  of trucks from the 1910s to 1930s, click here.

Truck photos from the State Library of Victoria from the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s.


Here are some photographs of trucks from the collection held at the State Library of Victoria (SLV)  www.slv.vic.gov.au. To see photographs from the SLV of trucks from the 1940s to 1970, click here.



J. C. Hutton Ham & Bacon Curer Cheese Merchant, 1915. Photographer: Algernon Darge
State Library of Victoria Image H2014.133/24


Delivery vehicle used by MacRobertson chocolate factory, 1920s. 
State Library of Victoria Image H2014.133/24


Two young girls standing in front of a truck, 1920s. This is a Dodge.
State Library of Victoria Image H97.50/18


Ute loaded with bales parked in front of Dodge Brothers service station
State Library of Victoria Image H97.50/25


Men and trucks, country Victoria, 1920s.
State Library of Victoria Image H97.50/20


Men and trucks, country Victoria
State Library of Victoria Image H97.50/22


Men and trucks, country Victoria
State Library of Victoria Image H97.50/21


Tour group in convoy of three early model trucks near Alexandra. 
Photographer: Lindsay G. Cumming.
State Library of Victoria Image H2005.88/327


Yarram Motor Garage, 1920s. An Agent for Dodge Brothers and Graham Brothers trucks.
State Library of Victoria Image H2013.242/23


South Kensington to West Footscray, Bunbuary Street tunnel, 1927.
State Library of Victoria Image H28682/44


South Kensington to West Footscray, 85' girder, weighing 32 1/2 tons, for bridge 
over Maribyrnong River, leaving Chas. Ruwolts, 1927.
State Library of Victoria Image H28682/131


South Kensington to West Footscray, Bunbuary Street tunnel. May/June 1928.
Photographer: Wilfred Disney Chapman.  Chapman worked as an engineer in the Victorian Public Works Department in the 1920's and 1930's
State Library of Victoria Image H2001.308/2881


Spencer Street Bridge construction, June 1929, carting one of the spans.
 Photographer: Wilfred Disney Chapman.
State Library of Victoria Image H2001.308/3198


Spencer Street Bridge construction, June 1929, carting one of the spans.
 Photographer: Wilfred Disney Chapman.
State Library of Victoria Image H2001.308/3200


Spencer Street Bridge construction, June 1929, carting one of the spans.
 Photographer: Wilfred Disney Chapman.
State Library of Victoria Image H2001.308/3199


Scenes at Trawalla: The F.W.D. loading firewood, December 1928. Photographer: Gladys Moss.  State Library of Victoria Image H2010.190/60


Henry Berry & Co. delivery truck outside Foy and Gibson, Melbourne, 1930s. 
This is an International.
State Library of Victoria Image H85.160/23


Bryant and May Truck, 1933.
State Library of Victoria Image H2012.194/490

To see photographs  from the State Library of Victoria of trucks from the 1940s to 1970, click here

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Garfield Christmas Festival 2014

The Garfield Christmas Festival was held for the first time in many years and the Trafalgar Truck Restorers Club was invited along - nine local trucks turned up. It was a great event - all the shops were open, community groups were involved, the weather was fine and there was a good crowd - so the organisers would have to be happy.


This 1965 Seattle cab Kenworth got the Kenworth buffs talking. It is owned by Steve and Mick Ellis.


This 1978 Kenworth is owned by Ted Bould


David O'Farrell's Ford L9000


Mick De Vries' Federal timber jinker


Des Walker's Diamond T timber jinker


Alan McCormack's B-model Mack


Steve Ellis' B-model Mack


Tony Hackett's REO Gold Comet


 This is our 1418 Benz


This is the view of the trucks lined up in Ritchie Street

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

East Gippsland Heritage Truck Display 2014

The ATHS held their first East Gippsland Heritage Truck Display on November 29 & 30, 2014 at the Maffra Recreation Reserve. We went up on the Sunday and here are some of the trucks that were on display.


Here's our 1974 1418 Benz


This is our 1976 N10 Volvo


Because we love our trucks so much - this is the three of them including the 1999 NH Volvo, the working truck.


Also flying the European flag was Jeff Johnston with his Volvo


Two other Mercedes Benz trucks were on display - Eric Shingles, above, and Steve Bragg's, below.




The other European truck displayed was John Ziebell's Scania


John Burley's 1949 Morris Commercial


A Peterbilt


Tony and Glenys Hackett's 1957 REO


Leigh Shield's 1945 Studebaker


Two very neat Whites were on display, above and below. The one below is a White 9000.




R-model Mack


B-model Macks




Colin Brown's R-model Mack and water tanker


Steve Humphrey's Leyland Marathon


Atkinsons



Robert Johnston's 1948 Bedford


J-model Bedford


Jim Parker's Bedford


Graham Young's Bedfords, above and below



Steve Bragg's Chev


Two Commer Knockers on display - Graeme Johnston, above, and John Gramlick, below



Des Walker's Diamond T


Fred Love's Diamond T - the late Frank Marchetti's original Diamond T


Aldo Marson's Diamond T and Esso tanker

Bob Lee's Diamond T


Ian Lee's Diamond T


There were many Dodges on display


Glenn Lancey's Dodge


Heather Cameron's Dodge


Garry Gilcrist's Dodge


Ross Talbot's Dodge


More Red Dodges





Jeff Johnston's 1929 Dodge


David Rickard's 1966 Dodge


This is a Ford LTL 9000


Joe Beaumont's neat 1942 Ford


Maffra Fire Brigade's  1928 Graham Brothers fire engine


Red Inter 1



Red Inter 2


Very neat Inter


Alan Taylor's Transtar


Green Inter 1



Green Inter 2


Green Inter 3


Wayne Henry's 1967 Inter


International S-line 3600 


Colin Hook's 1981 Inter - obviously some ladies found it to be a nice shady spot to sit down


Above and below -  two great looking Inters owned by a chap from Tasmania.




A multi-coloured Inter


Trevor Davis' Inter


S-line Inter

Spiffy looking Kenworth


Original slim-line Bayswater Kenworth


Ted Beamish's Kenworth


Gordon McCracken's Kenworth. When I rule the world I am going to make it illegal to sit in front of your truck at a truck show as it ruins the photos.


Wayne Henry's Kenworth


And finally, its not a truck, but Ian Blake is a member of the Traf Club, so here's his Landy.


Two overviews of some of the trucks