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- Monographs | hrfoundation
Monographs / Articles Sir Henry Royce "An Abridged Life" This is an edited version of an article published in the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia - Victoria Branch “Newsletter” No. 50 (May 1963) to mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce. Click HERE to download. Rolls-Royce R & The Schneider Trophy Author: Condensed from Wikipedia The Schneider Trophy was a trophy awarded annually (and later, biennially) to the winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats. The Rolls-Royce R engine featured prominently. Click HERE to download. Motor Launch “Gelyce” Author: Ken Ricketts, NZR-R&BC A wonderful article and pics on this motor launch with its 4.9 litre Rolls-Royce engine, converted for marine use from its original Silver Cloud form. Click HERE to download. Eleanor - in Body or Spirit? Author: Paul Tritton The story of artists Charles and Jo Sykes and their contribution to Rolls-Royce heritage. Click HERE to download. The Spirit of Ecstacy The story of the Rolls-Royce Radiator Cap. Author: David Harding With the authors approval. Click HERE to download. The Story of the Spirit of Ecstacy (or the Flying Lady) Introduced February 6th, 1911 as an optional extra. Author: Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download. The History of the NSW Club Logo The story behind the design. Author: Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to link to the NSW Club website. An Innocent Bystander's Guide to Rolls-Royce & Bentley Model Identification "Never say never and never say always". Author: Margaret & Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download this article. Phantom II - Head Corrosion Author: Barrie Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download this article. Rolls-Royce & Bentley Jargon, Design & Trivia Author: Margaret Gillings With the approval of the Gillings Family. Click HERE to download this article. Supplement Rolls-Royce & Bentley in The Sunburnt Country Authors: Tom C. Clarke & David R. Neely With the approval of the authors. Click HERE to download this article.
- Trustee History | hrfoundation
SHRF Trustees History The formal ‘Instrument Creating the Sir Henry Royce Foundation’ was signed by the four Founding Trustees: 1996 - David Jones, AM OBE KSJ appointed as a Trustee 1996 - Malcolm Johns appointed as a Trustee 1996 - Jim Kelso, OAM appointed as a Trustee 1996 - David Vann, OAM appointed as a Trustee All founding Trustees were former Federal Presidents and Honorary Life Members of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia (RROCA). The signing was witnessed by two of the RROCA’s Foundation Members, Barrie and Margaret Gillings at the Federal Rally Presentation Dinner in Wollongong 29th April 1996. It came as a surprise to everyone there except the trustees. The signing was witnessed by two of the RROCA’s Foundation Members, Barrie and Margaret Gillings a t the first meeting of Trustees in Sydney on 16 August 1996: 1996 - David Jones was elected the Inaugural Chairman. 2006 - Jim Kelso resigned. 2007 - David Neely was appointed as a Trustee in 2007 and resigned in 2012. 2008 - David Jones, AM OBE KSJ became Patron. 2008 - David Vann was appointed Chairman and resigned in 2011. 2008 - David Davis was appointed as a Trustee in 2008 and resigned in 2012. 2010 - Russell Rolls was appointed as a Trustee 2011 - Russell Rolls appointed Chairman 2013 - Brian Crump and Eric Henderson were appointed Trustees. 2016 - Frank Carroll was appointed as a Trustee. 2017 - Jeanne Eve was appointed as a Trustee. 2019 - Wallace Moorhouse was appointed as a Trustee. Gilbert Ralph, MBE OAM is the Foundation's Honorary Archivist. David Neely is the Foundation's Historical Consultant.
- Trustees | hrfoundation
SHRF Trustees Russell Rolls (Chairman) Russell Rolls is a professional mechanical engineer with a life-time interest in engineering heritage. He has been a member of the RROCA, the RREC and the RROC Inc for over 50 years. He is a regular participant in classic and historic car events both in Australia and internationally. He is a former Federal President of the RROCA, a former President of the Victoria Branch of the RROCA and is an Honorary Life Member of the RROCA. Brian Crump Brian Crump is a member of the RROCA and of the RREC and RROC as well as the Royal Automobile Club of Australia. He is a past President of the RROCA NSW Branch Inc., and is passionate about all types of mechanical devices that demonstrate excellence. Brian’s favourite possession is his 1933 Phantom II Continental sports saloon with body by J Gurney Nutting. He is fascinated by the history of motoring in Australia and enjoys nothing more than engaging in a long run in the Australian bush. Brian is engaged in International Education at the tertiary level and holds post-graduate degrees in philosophy. Jeanne Eve Jeanne Eve has been a member of the RROCA for over twenty years as well as other international affiliated car clubs. She has participated in many long distance driving motor challenges, rallies and tours in either a vintage or classic Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Always an organiser, she is active on committees and has twice been President of the NSW branch of the RROCA. Her special interest is in communication strategies honed from a career in Speech Pathology. Eric Henderson Eric Henderson is a past Federal President and past President of the Victoria branch of the RROCA. Eric is a member of the RREC and RROC. Eric works with VicRoads as the Director of Heavy Vehicle Services. Eric is interested in preserving and passing on the heritage of the founders, the companies and their products for the next generation. Frank Carroll Frank Carroll is a Lawyer practicing in Queensland, with decades of work in charities and community organisations enriching our society. Now the custodian of several Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, he is a member of the RREC(UK) and serves as President of the RROC, Queensland Branch, where he is Chief Judge. Inspired by the engineering genius of Charles Rolls, W.O. Bentley and especially Sir Henry Royce, Frank is keen to see this Foundation fulfill its objectives, with an active presence in Queensland. Wallace Moorhouse Wallace Moorhouse is a Foundation Member of the Queensland Branch (1969). Served on Branch Committee including periods as President, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar. Assisted in organising several Annual Federal Rallies in Queensland and participated in most “Overlander” runs since 1997. Served as Federal Delegate on numerous occasions. Served as Federal Secretary from 2009 to 2014. Honorary Life Member 2007. Established the Current Federal Member and Car Database in 2010 and been Federal Database Administrator since and assisted in preparation of Chassis Plate. In Memoriam June 2021: Malcolm Johns was an initial Founding Trustee. Malcolm died in Sydney on 8/6/21. His legal knowledge and advice was instrumental for the Foundation's structure in 1996 and he remained a Trustee for eighteen years. Please CLICK HERE to read our list of past Trustees.
- For Sale "The Dreamer" | hrfoundation
"The Dreamer" Sale by International Tender Coachwork for Edwardian Rolls-Royce The Sir Henry Royce Foundation is a registered Australian charitable foundation whose primary objective is to preserve and promulgate the engineering ethos of Sir Henry Royce and his successors. The Trustees of The Foundation have decided to sell, by international tender, a coach-built body made especially for an Edwardian Rolls-Royce. 1911 Silver Ghost (Chassis No. 1524), purchased by Charles H Angas a noted South Australian businessman and the owner of two 1909 Silver Ghosts, was originally fitted with a Hooper & Co limousine body. This body was subsequently removed and replaced with distinctive Brougham coachwork by Grosvenor. Angas adopted the English custom of naming his cars – 1524 was named “The Dreamer”. (Refer to photograph on page 158, “Silver Ghosts of Australia and New Zealand”, by Ian Irwin.) The Grosvenor body was destroyed in 1524’s subsequent use as a taxi and a farm utility. Charles Wright and "The Dreamer", 1911 Silver Ghost (Chassis No. 1524). The late Charles F Wright AM (a well-known South Australian Rolls-Royce enthusiast) acquired 1524 in 1963. Wright embarked on a 25-year personal “labour of love” to construct a stunning replica of the original Brougham coachwork. (Refer to Plate XIII, “The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – Origins and Development 1906-1926”, by David William Forward.) A subsequent owner removed “The Dreamer” replica coachwork and donated it to The Foundation. The coachwork is substantial, boasting a capacious passenger compartment fitted with many accouterments such as a polished wood cabinet, cast fittings and plush upholstery. Interestingly, the aluminium skin is unpainted and the extensive internal and external bright work is gold-plated. The body has been carefully preserved on removal from the chassis and a mock-up radiator has been added to make it an exhibition piece. The coachwork is in good condition inside and out, having seen little use prior to its conversion to a museum exhibit. “The Dreamer” is ready for installation on a suitable Edwardian chassis. Pictures are shown below. The Trustees of The Foundation seek written tenders for the purchase of this one-off coachwork. The Trustees preference is that “The Dreamer” is returned to service on a Rolls-Royce chassis. The Trustees reserve the right to refuse all offers if the purchase price fails to meet a sensible reserve. Tenders should be mailed to: PO Box 140, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia. The sale is on the basis of “as is, where is”. “The Dreamer” can be inspected, by prior appointment, at The Foundation’s Melbourne (Australia) Head Office. For further information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Australian Designed and Built Coachwork for 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis no. 1524. Australian Designed and Built Coachwork for 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis no. 1524. Australian Designed and Built Coachwork for 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis no. 1524. Australian Designed and Built Coachwork for 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis no. 1524. 1/5
- More About 2 | hrfoundation
Establishment of the Foundation (cont....) The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia was initiated when David Ekberg, a Member of the Victoria Branch of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia (RROCA), having been impressed with what the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation had achieved in the UK, conceived the idea of forming a similar organisation in Australia. David promoted the idea of an Australian foundation to the RROCA Federal Council, where David Vann was the then Federal President. David Vann and Ian Dunn (Federal Secretary) tirelessly pursued David Ekberg’s idea and approached Malcolm Johns, an Honorary Life Member of the RROCA to advise on how such a foundation could be formed. At the Federal Rally of the RROCA in Wollongong on the 28th April 1996 it was agreed that “an irrevocable Trust for charitable purposes be established” and that it be called “The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia”. The founding trustees were David C Jones AM OBE (Chairman), James C Kelso and David G Vann OAM. The inaugural Trustees then invited Malcolm N Johns to be the fourth Trustee. Over time, there have been changes in the people serving as a Trustee. David Jones retired and David Vann became Chairman. David Neely and David Davis were appointed as Trustees. Russell Rolls was appointed as a Trustee. David Davis, Malcolm Johns and David Neely retired. David Vann retired as Chairman but remained a Trustee with Russell Rolls taking over as Chairman. Frank Carroll, Brian Crump and Eric Henderson were appointed as Trustees. David Vann retired as a Trustee. Jeanne Eve was appointed a Trustee. The current Trustees are; Russell Rolls (Chairman), Frank Carroll, Brian Crump, Jeanne Eve, Eric Henderson and Wallace Morehouse. The Trust Deed states: “The charitable objects of The Foundation are the advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for public benefit and the advancement of education.” It went on to state that “The collection policy is to collect, document and exhibit any objects whatsoever illustrating or connected with the science of mechanical engineering and especially related to the work of Sir Henry Royce.” “The Collection is to include such items as: The published and unpublished records of experiments, research and work of the late Sir Henry Royce, Any objects whatsoever illustrating or connected with the science of mechanical engineering as it relates to Sir Henry Royce, Those items that illustrate the activities associated with motor car manufacture, sale and distribution.” The Foundation was officially launched on the 1st October 1999 at a meeting of interested supporters at the Fox Classic Car Museum in Melbourne at which there was a gallery displaying cars, engines, motors, models, photographs, memorabilia and related items by then collected and assembled by the Trustees. Until The Foundation was able to establish its own premises, many years later, much of the collection was on public display at the Fox Museum. There was a steady growth in donated funds, artifacts and memorabilia that forms the basis of the present collection. The Foundation found support from established organisations such as the Museums Victoria and the Australian War Memorial who loaned historic Rolls-Royce aero engines for display. As an indication of the confidence placed in The Foundation for the preservation of the Australian heritage of Rolls-Royce, the two ex-Australian Government “royal” Phantom V limousines have been donated to The Foundation by separate donors. In 2010, following a very generous donation from Jean Allsep, The Foundation was able to purchase a substantial building at Rowville (an outer suburb of Melbourne) in which The Foundation’s collection is now housed. These premises, Bill Allsep House (BAH), are named after Jean’s late husband, Bill, a long-time, enthusiastic Member of the Victoria Branch of the RROCA. Under the terms of a legal agreement between The Foundation and the Victoria Branch of the RROCA, the Branch has the use of Bill Allsep House as their club rooms with the day-to-day costs of occupancy being met by the Branch. In 2014, following a very generous donation from Lionel Gell (a long-standing Member of the Victoria Branch of the RROCA), a second property was acquired nearby in Rowville. These premises, the Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley (LGSI), have been set up with car hoists, benches and workshop facilities specifically to accord with the educational objectives of The Foundation – to promulgate the engineering ethos of Sir Henry Royce and his successors to a wider community. LGSI is used, in part, by the Technical Section of the RROCA Victoria Branch for regular seminars. The Foundation’s archival records collection is housed in Bill Allsep House and is maintained by Gilbert Ralph, The Foundation’s Honorary Archivist and a group of dedicated volunteers. This archival collection ranges from books, magazines, brochures, RROCA and Branch historical documentation to service records from Australian Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealers. Further, The Foundation has a collection of over 20,000 photographic images documenting the history of the Club, the cars and the Company in Australia. This is a valuable resource for Club Members and for wider historical research. The Foundation also houses the archival collection from the Australian Chapter of the 20 Ghost Club. Australia is a vast country with population centres thousands of kilometres apart in different States. As the main Archives of the Sir Henry Royce Foundation are housed in Melbourne Victoria, it was decided that two Sub-Archives be established in Queensland; one a museum and the other a showroom. In Brisbane, items with special Queensland provenance are housed along with any copies of archival material from Melbourne and is the Geebung Museum. In Coolum, the large new premises is the showroom for the larger aero and ‘C‘ series Diesel engines as well as the second ex vice - regal Phantom V. Details of all Queensland catalogued items are forwarded to the Archivist for the central database of the SHRF. 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 of the Geebung and Coolum premises, but all these materials will remain in Queensland for display as the core Sub-Archives, Queensland. The Geebung Museum was opened on 2 June 2018 with Frank Carroll, Russell Rolls and Curator, Barry Sparks, giving the opening address. The doors were officially opened by Queensland MP Bart Mellish. It has five rooms of books and technical displays, various engines displayed in the front showroom, the Royce room, the Bentley room, tools and equipment and a TV room plus several bookshelves and cabinets of memorabilia. Car clubs and other interest groups regularly visit. The Coolum Showroom of the Foundation was officially opened on 17 November 2018 by Federal MP Ted O’Brien. It contains 620 square metres of air-conditioned displays including 5 notable Rolls-Royce engines (including a 1945 Merlin aero engine), 340 model cars, archives, books and 7 very special Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars. It is open to the public (in normal times, without pandemic) on the first Saturday of each month, 7am to 10am, in conjunction with “Sunshine Coast Cars n Coffee” plus other times, by appointment, for car clubs and other special interest groups. The Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia is now an important element of the worldwide movement to preserve the historical artifacts and documentation relating to the engineering ethos of Sir Henry Royce and to the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marques. The Foundation’s collection includes historically important aircraft engines, ex Australia Government “royal” Phantom Vs and an extensive archive of printed material and photographs, primarily related to Australian topics. The educational objective of The Foundation is served by the collection being open to all.
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- More About 1 | hrfoundation
The Objects of the Foundation (cont....) Establishing, providing and maintaining a library containing books, manuscripts, records, photographs, films, microfilms, sound recordings, computer discs and other material howsoever stored connected with the science of mechanical engineering; Establishing, providing and maintaining a museum for the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating or connected with the science of mechanical engineering; Allowing the public reasonable access to any material in the Trustees' hands and to provide copies of such material; Lending material to any library, museum, university or other educational establishment or any bona fide researcher; Providing workshops and other facilities for research and study connected with the science of mechanical engineering; Providing grants, loans, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for courses connected with the study of mechanical engineering; Collecting and publishing or procuring the publications of the results of any research or study or of any other information in any way connected with these Charitable Objects; Promoting and organising conferences, meeting, seminars, lectures, exhibitions, open days, displays and like projects; Using any property held by the Trustees to provide such accommodation as may be necessary or convenient for the attainment of the Charitable Objects including accommodation for individuals, groups and organisations; Establishing, promoting, amalgamating or federating with or subsidising or otherwise assisting financially any trust, institution, foundation or other organisation having aims and objects similar to those of the Foundation; Exchanging information and ideas with and advising, seeking advice from and co-operating generally with entities established within or outside Australia having aims and objects similar to those of the Foundation; Undertaking charitable trusts with objects similar to or in any way connected with the aims and objects of the Foundation; and, Doing such other lawful things as are necessary for the attainment of the Charitable Objects. The Foundation is administered and supported by volunteers, some of whom are pictured below, and the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia SHRF Volunteers John Reis from our Archive Team. SHRF Volunteers Richard Roberts and Evelyn Shepherd during their visit to the Archive. SHRF Volunteers Archive volunteers (l-r) David MacArthur, Gilbert Ralph, David Kenway, Richard Knight and Bryan Harper. 1/5
- Winners - Engineering | hrfoundation
Winners - Automotive Engineering Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award for Excellence 2021 - Patrick Gammoh 2020 - Bradley Reynolds 2019 - James Simpson 2018 - Thomas McQualter 2017 - Nicholas Spencer 2015 - Conner Sharman 2014 - Emily Stebbing 2013 - Chris Couwenberg 2012 - Scott Sommer 2009 - Daniel Kostakakis 2008 - Thang Vo 2007 - Stuart Aisbett Patrick Gammoh winner of the 2021 SHRF Excellence Award (centre) Presented by SHRF Institute Patron - Lionell Gell (right) and Peter Jordan-Hill (left) from the Lionell Gell School Apprentice of the Year Award - Automotive Lionel Gell School of Instruction Kangan Institute, Victoria 2021 - Thomas Coppock 2020 - Mehmet Topalhasan 2018 - Benjamin Schutz 2021 Apprentice of the Year Winner Thomas Coppock.
- 2018 Winner
2018 Winner by Michael Matheson, NSW
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