Sunday 15 June 2014

Early Motor Vehicle Registrations from Moora to Mingenew

2016 Update:

We have since published online a Motor Vehicle Registration index for ALL of Western Australia! It can be found at 

2014 Original Post:

A new addition to our online content is an index of early motor vehicle registrations for the road board districts of Moora, Carnamah (including Coorow and Three Springs), Perenjori-Morawa and Mingenew. The index lists the vehicle licence or number plate, the owner's name, their address, the type of vehicle and the year/s it was registered. It can be viewed at:

1913 number plate issued by the Upper Irwin Road Board at Mingenew
Image courtesy of Jim Gordon

The information has come from a selection of RAC Motor Guide & Year Books digitised by the State Library of Western Australia. The index was created from transcriptions made by five of our virtual volunteers, with many thanks to David Senn, Lisa Dorsett, Ross Croft, Sandie Keeble and Tamara McPhee).

A similar but much larger project, to index all Commonwealth electoral rolls for the subdivisions of Irwin/Moore, is nearing completion but some extra help wouldn't go astray! If you've got some spare time you can help us finish the last pages on our Virtual Volunteering website.

Motor Vehicles registered with the Mingenew Road Board in 1922-23

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