Australia’s First Double-decker Bus and Rail Motor (c.1936)
These are all at the Camperdown plant which preceded Granville - Granville looked nothing like this.
See John Dunn's 'Comeng'
#1 from tonymercury – 2 years, 2 months ago.
To any bus historian worthy of that 'title', the heading to this item is blatantly and excruciatingly WRONG and totally misleading !!! It really should be corrected without delay. Double decker motor omnibuses existed and were used in Australia before World War I (1914), so the one depicted in this film clp was VERY far from qualifying as 'Australia’s First Double-decker Bus' as claimed. Just one example from my home city of Perth, Western Australia, being a small fleet of 24hp, 40 passenger double deck motorbuses owned and operated by one Sam Copley during the years leading up to WW1. (Sources include 'Fares Please' a booklet published by Transperth, the WA Government public transport undertaking, in Sept 1991.) PLEASE, DO get your facts and wording right about this. The double deck buses produced in c1936 in Sydney were most definitely NOT the first of their ilk in Australia. It is a known and documented fact that from 1929-30 new Leyland TD1 double decker motorbuses were plying the streets of the NSW capital. (Source : 'From City To Suburb' a book by esteemed bus historian, Greg Travers, published in 1982 by the HCVA and Sydney Tramway Museum.)
I urge whoever wrote / uploaded the historically inaccurate and dreadfully misleading heading to conduct more detailed research. Possibly beginning with a closer read of John Dunn's book about 'Comeng'. Which, I daresay, might make some distinction between this being 'Australia’s First Double-decker Bus' versus vehicles carrying 'Australia’s First LOCALLY BUILT Double-decker Bus BODIES'. Or something much more closely aligned with that more realistic scenario .... Then they should make amends by changing the incorrect information forthwith. As any bona fide historian well knows, the 'murk of history' is muddy enough already and is best not stirred or dimmed further by heedless misinformation.
#2 from Regent274 – 1 year ago.
Thanks Regent274 for your comment providing further information on this topic. We'd be very interested in hearing from others with a similar passion and knowledge in this field. When was the first double-decker bus used in Australia? Could this be the first locally-built double-decker bus body?
#3 from Editor – 1 year ago.
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