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Tarrant Motor and Engineering Co

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of 101-105 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Produced the first Australian built automobile.

1890 Established.

Partnership of Harley Tarrant and W. H. Lewis in 1896.[1]

1901 Built a 6 h.p. chain-driven car.

1905 November. Entered and completed the 1905 Melbourne to Sydney Trial

1905 December. Announced they are building new showrooms and garage at 104-112 Russell Street and it will be the second largest garage in the world.[2]

1907 Detailed article on the Tarrant Motor and Engineering Co.[3]

1920 Became Auto Cars

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Sources of Information

  1. Northern Times 1930/06/12
  2. Referee 1905/12/13
  3. Punch 1907/08/27