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  • Winners - Engineering | hrfoundation

    Winners - Automotive Engineering ​Sir Henry Royce Foundation Award for Excellence 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 ​ Bradley Reynolds winner of the SHRF Excellence Award (centre) Presented by SHRF Chairman Russell Rolls (right) Institute Teacher Jody Stalenberg (left) Apprentice of the Year Award - Automotive Lionel Gell School of Instruction Kangan Institute, Victoria 2020 - Mehmet Topalhasan 2018 - Benjamin Schutz ​ 2020 Apprentice of the Year Winner Mehmet Topalhasan shares some insights. Q1 - What is your current employment? I am still completing my apprenticeship full time at Bayford Volkswagen Epping. Q2 - Have/Are you studying further? I am looking forward to the Volkswagen technical training pathway, I aim to become a Volkswagen master technician. Q3 - Any suggestions for SHRF to follow up? I would suggest that SHRF become involved with apprentices during their apprenticeship, as what you guys are doing is really great and deserves to be more well known. The first time I heard about the SHRF was at the award night earlier this year. Q4 - How could SHRF help you more? I would like to take the opportunity to see the facilities and collection in Melbourne. Online training or information/technical videos would be a good way to learn more about the Rolls Royce brand and different technologies.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Collections | hrfoundation

    The Collections The foundation holds in their extensive collection some of Henry Royce renowned items . ​ Archives - Drawings, books, manuals, sales records, correspondence etc,. Aero Engines - PV-12 or , Griffon Merlin Auto Engines - Royce 10 Industrial & Marine Engines - Meteor and Meteorite Tank Engines, Cranes etc,. Memorabilia Model Cars - The Neely, Dodd, Allsep & Mason Collections of small and large model cars Quotations Photographs Rolls-Royce Phantom V - 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, chassis number 5VF159 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Body - Coach work for Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost chassis number 1524 York Motors Registrations

  • Trustee History | hrfoundation

    SHRF Trustees History The formal ‘Instrument Creating the Sir Henry Royce Foundation’ was signed by the four Founding Trustees: 1996 - appointed as a Trustee David Jones, AM OBE KSJ 1996 - appointed as a Trustee Malcolm Johns 1996 - appointed as a Trustee Jim Kelso, OAM 1996 - appointed as a Trustee David Vann, OAM 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 - was elected the Inaugural Chairman. David Jones 2006 - resigned. Jim Kelso 2007 - was appointed as a Trustee in 2007 and resigned in 2012. David Neely 2008 - became Patron. 2008 - was appointed Chairman and resigned in 2011. David Jones, AM OBE KSJ David Vann 2008 - was appointed as a Trustee in 2008 and resigned in 2012. David Davis 2010 - was appointed as a Trustee 2011 - appointed Chairman Russell Rolls Russell Rolls 2013 - and were appointed Trustees. Brian Crump Eric Henderson 2016 - was appointed as a Trustee. Frank Carroll 2017 - was appointed as a Trustee. 2019 - was appointed as a Trustee. Jeanne Eve Wallace Moorhouse is the Foundation's Honorary Archivist. Gilbert Ralph, MBE OAM is the Foundation's Historical Consultant. David Neely

  • Sunburnt Country Supplement | hrfoundation

    "The Sunburnt Country" Supplement The Foundation published ‘Rolls-Royce and Bentley in the Sunburnt Country - The First Fifty Years in Australia’ in 1999. Soon after the authors, Tom Clarke and David Neely, began compiling a Supplement to include information and images that came and continue to come to light since publication. While the book is currently out of stock, as a continuing service to those who purchased the book the Foundation is pleased to make the Supplement available at no cost. Click to download the latest supplement. HERE

  • 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

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  • 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 download this form . If you are require more information about the suitability of your donation or have further questions, please email 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

  • Charles Stewart Rolls | hrfoundation

    Charles Stewart Rolls Born: 27 August 1877, Berkeley Square, London Died 12 July 1910 (aged 32), Southbourne, Bournemouth Nationality: Welsh Occupation: Engineer Engineering career Projects: Rolls-Royce Partnership with Royce HRH The Duke of York, Lord and Lady Llangattock, Sir Charles Cust and the Hon. C.S. Rolls at 'The Hendre', 1900 ( ). Rolls was introduced to Henry Royce by a friend at the Royal Automobile Club, Henry Edmunds, who was also a director of Royce Ltd. Edmunds showed him Royce's car and arranged the historic meeting between Rolls and Royce at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, on 4 May 1904. In spite of his preference for three or four cylinder cars, Rolls was impressed with the two-cylinder Royce 10 and in a subsequent agreement of 23 December 1904 agreed to take all the cars Royce could make. These would be of two, three, four and six cylinders and would be badged as Rolls-Royces. credit Main article: Rolls-Royce Limited The first Rolls-Royce car, the Rolls-Royce 10 hp, was unveiled at the Paris Salon in December 1904, although in the early advertising it was the name of Rolls that was emphasised over that of Royce. In 1906 Rolls and Royce formalised their partnership by creating Rolls-Royce Limited, with Rolls appointed Technical managing director on a salary of £750 per annum plus 4% of the profits in excess of £10,000. Rolls provided the financial backing and business acumen to complement Royce's technical expertise. In 1907 Rolls-Royce Limited bought out C.S. Rolls & Co. ​ Rolls put much effort into publicising the quietness and smoothness of the Rolls-Royce, and at the end of 1906 travelled to the USA to promote the new cars. The company was winning awards for the quality and reliability of its cars by 1907. But by 1909 Rolls' interest in the business was waning, and at the end of the year he resigned as Technical managing director and became a non-executive director. Pioneer aviator Rolls was also a pioneer aviator and initially, balloonist, making over 170 balloon ascents. He was a founding member of the Royal Aero Club in 1903 and was the second person in Britain to be licensed to fly by it. In 1903 he also won the Gordon Bennett Gold Medal for the longest single flight time. ​ By 1907 Rolls' interest turned increasingly to flying, and he tried unsuccessfully to persuade Royce to design an aero engine. In 1909 he bought one of six Wright Flyer aircraft built by Short Brothers under licence from the Wright Brothers, and made more than 200 flights. On 2 June 1910, he became the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane, taking 95 minutes. For this feat, which included the first East-bound aerial crossing of the English Channel, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club. There is a statue to commemorate the flight in Monmouth and another in Dover.

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