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Waratah 1948

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Waratah made by P & R Williams, Sydney, Australia, 1948

The Waratah is ... almost identical to the British Excelsior Universal motorcycle of 1936. At the time it was claimed to be one of the very few machines to be made in Sydney. The Waratah was the longest running of all motorcycle brands made in Australia.

Builder: P and R Williams, Sydney

Production dates: 1914 to 1951

Engine: Villiers, single cylinder, 125 cc two stroke

Engine No. 580/31457

Frame No. AU/2517

Inscription on headlight "Miller"

Inscription on crank case cover "Villiers"

Courtesy Powerhouse Museum
More information: Australian Marques