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  • 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

  • Foundation Archives - VIC | hrfoundation

    Foundation Archives - VIC To download the current register of Australian Archives please click HERE . Updated 15th December, 2019. To contact the Sir Henry Royce Foundation Archivists, please click to email. HERE To contact the Queensland Sub-Archives, please click to email. HERE ​ The Archive Register is a list of donated items and property held by the Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Australia. The purpose of this Register is to properly record, and maintain, a list of all items donated to, and acquired by, the Sir Henry Royce Foundation, Australia (SHRFA). It provides for donors’ names to be recorded and each item numbered, identified, described, categorised and valued. Items acquired by the Foundation are included in the Register under the category of Property. Every item will bear a unique Accession Number which will consist of a Code Letter followed by a chronological Item Number and in some cases a Sub Number where a particular donation contains a number of separate items. The Accession Number will be written on the item or attached to the item on a sticker. This article published in , gives a snap shot of a few of the Foundations items. Praeclarvm in April 2018 A reminder of the Research Prize for use of the Archive Register - please click for the entry form. HERE SHRF - Royce solenoid (as told by Gibert Ralph) Play Video Our Oldest Archive Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • Silver Ghost Body | hrfoundation

    Silver Ghost Body ' THE DREAMER' Australian Designed and Built Coachwork for 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis no. 1524. This superb coachwork was built by the late Charles Wright of Adelaide (1912-2003). It demonstrates Charles Wright’s philosophy that owners of Rolls-Royce vehicles have a duty “to rescue, restore and maintain them in as nearly as possible their original condition for their like will not be seen again”. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost chassis number 1524 went on test on 1 February 1911. The chassis was dispatched to Messrs. Hooper & Co Limited (Coachbuilders) to be fitted with limousine coachwork described as “Like His Majesty the King’s.” On 9 May 1912, 1524 was sold “as is, second-hand ex Royalty, with Hooper Limousine like the Kings [sic]” to Charles Angas Esq of Collingrove, Angaston, South Australia. Before taking delivery Mr Angas had constructed on the chassis a new and beautiful Brougham body by the bodybuilder Grosvenor. On shipment to Australia in 1913, 1524 was used by the Angas family for many years. The Grosvenor body was later removed and the vehicle was used as a farm utility until 1963 when purchased by Charles Wright who, over the next 22 years, painstakingly overhauled the chassis and built this replica brougham coachwork. Because Mrs Angas, a back seat passenger, would be lulled to sleep when travelling in 1524, Mr Angas named the car "The Dreamer". This body was removed by a later owner and donated to the Foundation. 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

  • About | hrfoundation

    About the Foundation In all his designs Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933) demonstrated an attention to detail never previously seen in the automotive and aeronautical worlds. His motto was his engineering standard: Quidvis recte factum quamvis humile præclarum (Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble). ‘Rightly done’ are the key words in the Rolls-Royce ethos, and there are many fine examples of Royce’s determination to strive for perfection. He was also guided by the philosophy: ‘Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.’ The Inspiration Establishment of the Foundation The Sir Henry Royce Foundation was created from a discussion at the 1995 Federal Rally of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia. It was proposed that a stand-alone body be created to preserve the heritage of the past in relation to items manufactured by Rolls-Royce and Bentley, the history of the Founders (Sir Henry Royce, The Hon C.S. Rolls and W.O. Bentley), and all printed material relating to the Company’s automobiles and aircraft engines. It all started when David Ekberg..... . click here for full story The Objects of the Foundation The Charitable Objects of the Foundation are for the advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for the public benefit and the advancement of education in such ways as the Trustees in their absolute discretion think fit, including:Making available for study and research purposes the corpus of the published and unpublished work of the late Sir Henry Royce and by promoting and providing facilities for such study and research and for the study of the history and development of the pursuit of excellence in the science of mechanical engineering; .... Click to read more The Strategic Outlook of the Foundation The Charitable Objects of the Foundation include: “The advancement of the science and technology of mechanical engineering for the public benefit; and the advancement of education”. In particular, The Foundation seeks to promote the engineering ideals of Sir Henry Royce. To view the Strategic Outlook of the Foundation please visit: Foundation Strategic Outlook ​ Opening of the Lionel Gell School of Instruction for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Owners SHRF - The Foundation (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video The Foundation Watch Now 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 HERE OPEN Saturdays Noon till 4pm, or by appointment. 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! 1948 Bentley MkVI Engine Located at Geebung Museum The Royce Room Spitfire Avenue Edison Street Tubes Located at Geebung Museum 1/11

  • Auto Engines | hrfoundation

    Auto Engines Rolls-Royce 20/25hp cut-away engine and transmission (photos below) An interesting item in Foundation’s collection is a 1930's 20/25hp engine that was prepared by a collector in the USA, Frank Cooke of The Vintage Garage at Massachusetts. This is one of the finest cut-away versions of a Rolls-Royce engine anywhere in the world, and shows the internal works of the engine, as designed by Royce, in an excellent way. The engine and transmission are on display at the Lionel Gell School of Instruction in Rowville, Melbourne. ​ Rolls-Royce V8 6.7-litre engine from 1980s Bentley Turbo R (photos below) This Bentley motor was derived from the V8 6,230cc engine designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce in the 1950s, which produced an “adequate” 200hp. The mid-1980s saw the same engine type expanded to a cubic capacity of 6.7 litres, and turbo-charged. Power output increased to over 300hp, allowing the Turbo R cars to produce staggeringly high performance despite weighing more than 2 tonnes. Later, into the early 2000s during the 50-year life of this engine design, derivatives went on to produce over 500hp. This engine and 3-speed Rolls-Royce automatic transmission to which it is coupled were donated by Geoff Shepherd, and are on display at the Lionel Gell School of Instruction in Rowville, Melbourne. Audio Conversation on Alice Anderson Alice was a quintessential, mould-breaking young woman of the roaring twenties. Raised in country Victoria, she was capable and confident, and not interested in what was considered proper. Alice opened a motor touring company in Melbourne during the first world war. The business grew and by the 1920s Miss Anderson's Motor Service included a mechanic's shop, staffed entirely by young women known as 'garage girls'. Loretta Smith has spent a decade researching the story of Alice's life and tragic early death. Click to here the ABC Conversations with Loretta Smith. HERE ​ ** Click on the photos below to view the full gallery of photos. auto3 Bentley Turbo R V8 6.7-litre engine from 1980s Bentley Turbo R 20/25hp 20/25hp cut-away engine and transmission 1/4

  • York Motors Registration | hrfoundation

    York Motors Service Histories The Foundation holds approximately 279 file folders of various types from the former York Motors Rolls-Royce division in Australia. These detail the service histories of a similar number of Australian-delivered or -maintained cars spanning an approximate period from 1967 to 1992. The cars include Corniche, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Camargue and others of the period. To enquire about a specific vehicle record, email: enquiries@roycefoundation.com.au

  • Instruments, Tools & Parts | hrfoundation

    Instruments, Tools & Parts Overseas Touring Kit for S Cloud and Phantom V. gaskets, globes, ignition coil etc. Piston for SG LK Series. Miniature tool tray from a Silver Ghost made by Claude Mason. Approx ¼ scale. 1/9 SHRF - Royce solenoid (as told by Gibert Ralph) Play Video Our Oldest Archive Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • Memorabilia | hrfoundation

    Memorabilia Since 2012, the Foundation's Honorary Archivist, Gilbert Ralph, has been informing Members of the RROCA in their bi-monthly magazine, Præclarvm, of items in the Archive which are part of the story of Rolls-Royce and Bentley in Australia. These articles are the result of intense research by Gilbert and his team of volunteers searching through the Foundation’s many documents and photographs. Following the photo gallery and video below, there are several short research articles really do make for great reading. They are presented here to give some indication of the amount and depth of information retained in the Foundation’s Archive at Bill Allsep House. Illustrations from R-R books depicting the Cook Street Works, England. Self modelled statue by Charles Sykes. Reefer jacket worn by Patrick Kane White. 1/14 SHRF - Russell Burge memorabilia (as told by Russell Rolls) Play Video Russell Burge Memorabilia Collection Watch Now Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Channel Info Close

  • What's On | hrfoundation

    What's On at the Foundation Sir Henry Royce Foundation - Australian Head Office Bill Allsep House, 3/18 Laser Drive, Rowville, VIC Due to Melbourne's return to Lock-down Level 3 Restrictions, the Bill Allsep House Archive will be closed and its volunteers, will not be in attendance for next 6 weeks. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page. Rowville, VIC, Lionel Gell School of Instruction Due to Melbourne's return to Lock-down Level 3 Restrictions, the Bill Allsep House Archive will be closed and its volunteers, will not be in attendance for next 6 weeks. 475 Newman Road, Geebung. QLD The SHRF Geebung Museum Open every Saturday from midday to 4pm The SHRF Coolum Showroom 52 Lysaght Street, Coolum, QLD Cars 'n' Coffee is on the first Saturday morning of each month. Held at the German Bakehouse - across the road from the Foundation Showroom. The Showroom is open during this monthly event.

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