From Hooves to Highways: The Motor Car in Western Australia

Wednesday 16th October 2019
(Multiple Dates Between Wednesday 16th October 2019 & Sunday 1st December 2019)


In 1905, a small group of Perth’s early motorists – movers and shakers, gathered to form the Automobile Club of Western Australia. The Club had a grand vision: to foster ‘automobilism’ in Western Australia, and lay the foundation for the evolution of motoring. The path was neither easy nor direct.

The Museum of Perth’s latest exhibition, From Hooves to Highways, looks back to a fascinating window of time when cars first appeared on our roads and begun vying for space with horses, trams, pedestrians and cyclists.

A small group of pioneering motorists formed the Automobile Club of Western Australia, to lobby the State Government and local Councils for improved road conditions. New industries rose up to support the growing number of motorists, while farriers and stable hands found themselves increasingly out of work.

Visit the York Motor Museum to learn more about these key identities who helped to shape our state at the turn of the century, and to see our fascinating collection of photographs, memorabilia and motor cars.

Event Details

Time: 10am-4pm daily

Venue: 116 Avon Terrace, York

Enquiries

Organisation: York Motor Museum

Position: York Motor Museum

Phone: 96411288

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 16th October 2019
  • Thursday 17th October 2019
  • Friday 18th October 2019
  • Saturday 19th October 2019
  • Sunday 20th October 2019
  • Monday 21st October 2019
  • Tuesday 22nd October 2019
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2019
  • Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Friday 25th October 2019
  • Saturday 26th October 2019
  • Sunday 27th October 2019
  • Monday 28th October 2019
  • Tuesday 29th October 2019
  • Wednesday 30th October 2019
  • Thursday 31st October 2019
  • Friday 1st November 2019
  • Saturday 2nd November 2019
  • Sunday 3rd November 2019
  • Monday 4th November 2019
  • Tuesday 5th November 2019
  • Wednesday 6th November 2019
  • Thursday 7th November 2019
  • Friday 8th November 2019
  • Saturday 9th November 2019
  • Sunday 10th November 2019
  • Monday 11th November 2019
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019
  • Wednesday 13th November 2019
  • Thursday 14th November 2019
  • Friday 15th November 2019
  • Saturday 16th November 2019
  • Sunday 17th November 2019
  • Monday 18th November 2019
  • Tuesday 19th November 2019
  • Wednesday 20th November 2019
  • Thursday 21st November 2019
  • Friday 22nd November 2019
  • Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • Sunday 24th November 2019
  • Monday 25th November 2019
  • Tuesday 26th November 2019
  • Wednesday 27th November 2019
  • Thursday 28th November 2019
  • Friday 29th November 2019
  • Saturday 30th November 2019
  • Sunday 1st December 2019