Automobilia

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Date range: 
CE 1910 to CE 2010
Places: 
Australia
CLD ID: 
N/A
Description: 

The term 'automobilia' can be used to describe any historical artefact, memorabilia or collectible linked with motor vehicles and related areas. This includes motor racing, motor vehicle sales brochures and motoring advertising ephemera, road maps, motoring costumes, and garagenalia and petroliana such as tin signs and petrol bowsers. Artefacts included within automobilia may be highly varied in nature, ranging from those linked with motoring in a general sense such as a car repair kit to those intrinsically linked with a specific vehicle or event such as the steering wheel from a specific race car used during a notable race.

Significance: 
Automobilia collections documents the development of motoring for car owners, manufacturers, suppliers and motoring personalities.
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