Recog­ni­tion for P&Rs

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I thought read­ers may like to know that my His­tory of P. & R. Wil­liams (see OBA 42) has been ac­cepted onto the NSW State Li­brary Ar­chives. Hooray! P. & R.’s is now an of­fi­cial part of the his­tory of NSW, as it gives some side­lights on the mo­tor­ing world in NSW from 1920 to 1962. I am now in the process of try­ing to con­vince the Li­brary that my His­tory of Wil­liams Broth­ers Ltd. (the firm run by Percy and Reg’s un­cles from 1905 to the 1930s) should be saved too. I didn’t have as much pri­mary re­source ma­te­rial for this com­pany as I had for P. & R.’s, how­ever there are some good facts in it, in­clud­ing the fact that the firm sold the NRMA its first mo­tor­cy­cle pa­trol bikes – Dou­glas – so here’s hop­ing. Pat Hobbs Woonona, NSW

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