Geebung: 475 Newman Road, Geebung. Queensland 4034 - click HERE to email the Curator.
Coolum: 52 Lysaght Street, Coolum, Queensland 4573
New premises in Geebung, Queensland
Australia is a vast country with population centres thousands of kilometres apart in different States. As the Archives of the Sir Henry Royce Foundation are housed in Melbourne, Victoria, it was decided that Sub-Archives be established in Queensland. In Brisbane, items with special Queensland provenance will be housed along with any copies of Archival material from Melbourne. Details of all Queensland catalogued items are forwarded to the Archivist for the central database of the SHRF. There are future plans for another larger premise in Queensland to house various exhibits including Royce engines which are heavy and bulky.
All items are subject to the same archival and cataloguing policies and procedures as the main SHRF Archive. The SHRF has legal ownership of all the material under the care of the curator at the Geebung premises, but all these materials will remain in Queensland for display as the core of the Sub-Archive, Queensland.
The Sub-Archive in Geebung was opened on June 2nd, 2018 with Frank Carroll, Russell Rolls and curator Barry Sparks giving the opening address. The doors were officially opened by local MP, Mark Mellish. The Sub-Archives are still in early formation but already there are five small rooms; various engines in the front showroom, the Royce room, Bentley room, Tools & Equipment and a TV room plus several bookshelves and cabinets for memorabilia. Several car clubs have already visited. Photos of the event are below.
The new Sub-Archive curator is Barry Sparks and the premises are at Unit 2, 473 Newman Road, Geebung, Queensland. 4034
Second vice-regal Rolls-Royce Phantom V housed in Queensland
In 2017, the SHRF was donated a second vice-regal 1967 Roll-Royce Phantom V chassis number 5VF155, again bearing its original registration number ZSF 570. The photography for the following gallery of this beautiful car has been provided by Brian Carson.