Motoring history - historic and current photos
Herbert Thomson, born Prahran, Melbourne, 1870, died Richmond, Victoria, 1947, inventor and builder of Australia's first motor car
Thomson's cousin Edward Holmes who accompanied Herbert on the pioneering motor car trip of Australia in 1900
Herbert and Mrs Mary Thomson, an unidentified female passenger, and Edward Holmes (seated at rear)
Thomson steam car at Phaeton's Run, Albury-Wodonga, 2000. Pictured are event organisers Brian Shepherd (left) and Darryl Starr
Thomson's engineering works in High Street, Armadale, Melbourne, where Australia's first car was born
Restored Thomson steam phaeton is stored at the Powerhouse Museum in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood.