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Prime Minister Ben Chifley at the launch of the first Holden car

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Title: Prime Minister Ben Chifley at the launch of the first Holden car
Date: 1948
Keywords: cars, car manufacturing, Holden, Holden FX
Record creator: Department of Information, Central Office
Reference: A1200, L84254

PM Ben Chifley at General motors Holden Factory


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This black-and-white photograph shows Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley at the launch of the Holden FX, the first mass-produced Australian-made car, at the General Motors-Holden's factory at Fisherman's Bend in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1948. Chifley is shown standing next to the first FX Holden to come off the factory's assembly line.

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