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  • Online Newsletter | hrfoundation

    The Royce Voice SHRF Quarterly e-Newsletter ​ Welcome to the Foundation's quarterly e-news from all its Archives in Australia. We wish to let you know about the latest events and acquisitions within the various Collections, Museum and Showroom. Also to update you about its community involvement and various Awards. We'd love to have you as a subscriber.

  • Contact Us | hrfoundation

    Contact Us THE SIR HENRY ROYCE FOUNDATION Email: enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com . : Australian Head Office Bill Allsep House, 3/18 Laser Drive Rowville, Victoria Australia Lionel Gell School of Instruction , Rowville, Victoria, Australia The SHRF Geebung Museum 475 Newman Road, Geebung. Queensland 4034 - click to email the Geebung Curator HERE The SHRF Coolum Showroom 52 Lysaght Street, Coolum, Queensland 4573 - click to email the Coolum Curator HERE Success! Message received. Send

  • Donations / Donating | hrfoundation

    Donation of Items, Funds & Bequests "When sorting out your stuff and clutter; This is for the SHRF, you mutter." ​ The Foundation is a not for profit, registered charity so is financed entirely by donations and cash or in kind. It is exempt from paying tax. All donations in cash over $2 are tax deductible and receipts are issued for tax purposes. Donations in kind must satisfy the Foundation’s Collection policy. If tax deductibility is sought, it must be valued by an approved valuer abiding by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. All donations are recorded in permanent records held by the Foundation. The Chairman of Trustees acknowledges these donations by letter. In the case of major donations, the Foundation will provide documentation entitled ‘Deed of Gift’. Any person or corporation can contribute to the Foundation and all amounts and items are much appreciated. There are several ways you can donate; Donating memorabilia and items related to Royce and his engineering career Our archivist would be happy to receive original records and histories of Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles, service handbooks, photographs, books and publications, drawings and diagrams, manuals, RROC-A program, mementos, souvenirs, artworks and more. Larger items such as engines related to Royce i.e. aero, steam or crane are also desired. If you wish to donate item(s), please If you are require more information about the suitability of your donation or have further questions, please email: download this form . enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com Donation checklist for you to consider: Can you describe the item? Do you know to whom it relates? Are there any stories related to it? Where did you get it? If you have multiple items, can you describe the number or volume of the material? ​ Donating money direct to the Foundation Donations above $2 are tax deductible. Please You are able to make a once off donation of any size or donate an amount per year or for several years. Or simply complete online via our link: Another super easy way to donate is to send us an SMS text message download this form. GiveEasy.Org Text to: 0476 000 222. Type in: ROYCE Send. Half a second later a donation page to SHRF will appear on your mobile screen Fill in your name, email and cc details and amount. A minimum of $5. A tax deductible tax receipt is then immediately sent to your email Planning a Bequest in your Will You may wish to give a Bequest to the Foundation and will need to inform your solicitor or trustee company. If you have already a Will, you can add a codicil- a short legal amendment and again seek advice from your solicitor. Please note the full name is Sir Henry Royce Foundation ARBN 080511253 for your Solicitor. Download this information page Free of all duties and the receipt from the Chairman of the Foundation shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the Executor(s). ​ Establishing a legacy If you or your family would like to establish a legacy in recognition or memory of a loved one, we would encourage you to contact us to discuss the opportunity of titled research awards or scholarships. Please contact us via email to discuss, enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com ​ Frequently asked questions What happens to the material I donate? Items accepted into the Foundation will be assessed and housed in specialist, secure storage, in accordance with the Foundation's collection documentation and preservation policies. The principal archives and collection is housed in Melbourne in either the Bill Allsep House or Lionel Gell School of Instruction. Sub - archives are also in Brisbane for Queensland donations or for duplicated items. If there are several copies of a donated item within the Foundation’s collection e.g. publications, then the Foundation may sell them. The same applies to a donated vehicle or car body if it is duplicated or of non-archival importance. How can I get my memorabilia to the Foundation? The archivist will advise you the best way for its transport. It may be posted, delivered or collected depending on the size and weight. Will my donation go on display? The Foundation will endeavour to display donated items with a descriptive label and name of donor where appropriate. Can the Foundation provide a valuation for my items? The Sir Henry Royce Foundation cannot provide valuations of your items. As a registered Charity, the SHRF abides by the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts program. Your donated item will need to be valued by an approved expert valuer in the relevant field. The SHRF can assist you with commencing this process. ​Does the Memorial buy items? The Sir Henry Royce Foundation does not purchase material for its collection. Valuation of Museum Items For a tax deduction to be available on items donated to The Foundation, such items must be valued, independently, by two valuers nominated by the Australia Taxation Office. It is important to note that these valuations are undertaken against the background of the Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program and take into account the “cultural value” of the item as well as its “commercial value”. It is the policy of the Trustees that The Foundation carries the donated item as an asset in the Balance Sheet at the valuation determined by the Australian Taxation Office under the Cultural Gifts Program. This policy reflects the fact that The Foundation is a registered charitable foundation whose objectives include, inter alia, “the advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for public benefit and the advancement of education”. Further, these objectives note that “the collection policy is to collect, document and exhibit objects especially related to the work of Sir Henry Royce”. It is entirely appropriate; therefore, that The Foundation’s assets are formally valued at a “cultural valuation” rather than a “commercial valuation”. This policy meets with the approval of The Foundation’s Honorary Auditor. Privacy Policy Please to download the SHRF Privacy Policy. click here SHRF - Supporting the Foundation (Margaret & Barrie Gillings) Play Video Supporting the Foundation Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • 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. ​ ​ Please to read our list of past Trustees. CLICK HERE ​ ​ ​

  • Volunteers | hrfoundation

    Foundation Volunteers Interested in volunteering at one of our 3 locations - Rowville VIC, Coolum QLDG, eebung QLD - Please email us: enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com Gilbert Ralph, MBE OAM is the Foundation's Honorary Archivist Bryan Harper Left to right - Bryan Harper, David MacArthur, John Reis and David Kenway 1/4

  • "The Dreamer" Sale by Tender | hrfoundation

    "The Dreamer" Sale by International Tender 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. Coachwork for 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. 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: enquiries@henryroycefoundation.com 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

  • 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) Institute Teacher Peter Jordan-Hill (left) 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. ​

  • Columns & News | hrfoundation

    News / Announcements Foundation Column in Præclarvm Commencing in 2006, successive Foundation Chairmen have published documents or contributed pages to the RROCA magazine, Præclarvm, outlining the activities of the Foundation and details of its Archive collection. David Neely’s SHRF historical consultant columns Commencing in 2017, David Neely has produced some outstanding historical articles out of the Foundation Archive collection. 2020 - December Foundation Column 2020 - October Foundation Column 2020 - June Foundation Column 2020 - April Foundation Column 2020 - February Foundation Column 2019 - December Foundation Column 2019 - October Foundation Column 2019 - June Foundation Column 2019 - April Foundation Column Pre 2019 ...... Præclarvm Editor & Edition History " " - Sept/Oct 2019 Issue of Royal Connections Rolls-Royce & Bentley Drivers Magazine Hyland and the Colour Grey - Praeclarum October 5-18 p7472 Mrs Penfold "The Most Rolls-Royce"- Praeclarum December 1-18 p7325 Magnificently Startling - Petrol Rationing during WWII - Praeclarum December 6-17 p7288 Gas to Go A Vs - Praeclarum October 5-17 p7245 Brace of Phantom Announcements / News / Media / Interesting Articles Commencing in 2006, successive Foundation Chairmen have published documents or contributed pages to the RROCA magazine, Præclarvm, outlining the activities of the Foundation and details of its Archive collection. Article in the Coolum Advertiser - 3rd October 2019 A History of the Commonwealth Car Service Chapter 6 (translated and reprint) Henry Royce - A mechanical genius at Rayol-Canadel The Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Research Award Financial Statements for the Year ended 20th June 2020 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2019 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2018 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2017 Financial Statements for the Year ended 30th June 2016 Photo Stories Photographer Fred English / Curator Gilbert Ralph October 2019 August 2019

  • Videos | hrfoundation

    Videos on the Foundation and its Archives SHRF - The Foundation (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Supporting the Foundation (Margaret & Barrie Gillings) Play Video SHRF - Sir Henry Royce (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video SHRF - Royce solenoid (as told by Gibert Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Ian Irwin (Research and books) Play Video SHRF - Principal Publications (as told by Gilbert Ralph) Play Video SHRF - Books - RR Aircraft Engines (as told by J Reis) Play Video SHRF - The Dunlop Book (as told by Gilbert Ralph) Play Video SHRF Video Channel Watch Now SHRF - Supporting the Foundation (Margaret & Barrie Gillings) Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • Geebung Museum - QLD | hrfoundation

    Geebung Museum - QLD The SHRF Geebung Museum 475 Newman Road, Geebung. Queensland 4034 - click to email the Curator - click to read their latest newsletter - Vol.2 - 2021. HERE HERE Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are still unable to offer large group gatherings. However, individuals and smaller groups are most welcome. Adults $ 10.00, Children $ 1.00 - Family (2 Adults + Children under 12 years) $ 20.00. Includes a tour of the facility - Tea, Coffee etc. available for $2.00 per person. We are open every Saturday afternoon from 12 Noon till 4.00pm or by arrangement Entrance Fees 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 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. 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 premises, but all these materials will remain in Queensland for display as the core Sub-Archive, 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. Geebung Museum ​ You will find below a selection of photos from the Museum. Below that is a short video tour of the Museum. Enjoy! 1969 Rolls-Royce V8 Engine. Located at Geebung Museum. The Royce Room Spitfire Avenue 1948 Bentley Mk VI Engine. Located at Geebung Museum. 1/16

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