My own little farewell to Holden

It’s been everywhere in the news this week, as the last car manufacturing factory in Australia closed at Elizabeth. It has been a big part of the local economy for many years, and so its closure means a lot to many people, particularly the workers, current and in the past.

Growing up, we always had Holden cars – dad had a Ute back in the day – I can just remember it – then we had a brown station wagon, then another station wagon (rego number REO-504!), then The Commodore, which we had for many years. No doubt all of them made at Elizabeth (though there were plants in other states, so who knows really). So my thanks to the people who put in the work over all the years, and all the best to one and all…


Me in need of a haircut, Helen and Richard standing next to the Commodore in 1979 outside the shop in Auburn. Not a fantastic photo of the photo, but best I could do…

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