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Prime Minister Ben Chifley launching the first mass-produced Australian car at the General Motors Holden factory at Fishermen’s Bend, Melbourne, in 1948.

Prime Minister Ben Chifley launching the first mass-produced Australian car at the General Motors Holden factory at Fishermen’s Bend, Melbourne, in 1948.


NAA: A1200, L84254

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"[Barton] won votes in country districts before he had uttered a syllable. Some of his critics said that he travelled the country on his ... idealistic head of hair ... It gave him a certain faculty for looking like a great man."

Alfred Buchanan, 1907