1948 first Holden car

Ben Chifley unveils the first Holden. Image: Australian National Archives

The first Holden was unveiled by Prime Minister Ben Chifley at the GM-H factory at Fishermans Bend on 29 November 1948. Readily available, affordable cars would change life in Australia and have a big influence on the way we shopped, opening the way for supermarkets with large car parks to replace the local grocery store. >National Museum of Australia

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