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[Holden crosses at the] opening of the Hexham Bridge, Newcastle, 17 December 1952 / Sam Hood



Note; Holden 48/215 or FX model, "Australia's own car". Holden's business dates from 1856 and it became a car body manufacturer, building on chassis imported chiefly from England or the US. In 1931 it was taken over by General Motors, becoming GMH. In 1948 this model based on a small Chevrolet became the first Australian designed and built car. Some later models like the Monaro were so popular that they were exported to the US...Format: photograph. .Find more detailed information about this photograph: 31320 ( http://31320 ) ..Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: ( ) . .From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales ( )

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