Ford Australia design studio late 1970's
Calendar of legislation and significant dates in Australia's Automotive manufacturing history.
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1896 – First car built in Australia by David Shearer
1898 – Internal combustion engine factory built by Harley Tarrant
1901 – Upon federation trade between former colonies becomes duty free, with tariffs imposed upon imported goods to provide the major revenue stream for the new Australian nation.
1902 – Tariff on imported car bodies introduced in Customs Tariff Act.
1903 – Local production of cars from a factory built by Harley Tarrant.