Australian & NZ Motorcycles

Australian Motorcycles (C)

Cameron 1918 (SA)

Campbell (Tas.)

Carbine (Sydney)

Manufactured by T.W. Henderson
Carbine and Worker Cycle and Motor Works, 40-42 Park Street Sydney. c.1910-1914

CARBINE CYCLES. ZENITH-GRADUA MOTORS World's Best. Easy Terms arranged, Write for List. HENDERSONS, 40-42 Park St., SYDNEY,

The Farmer and Settler (Sydney) Tue 11 Feb 1913

...When the motor cycle originally came on the scene, Mr. T. W. Henderson, the senior principal, promptly slipped over to the Old Country and made himself acquainted with every move in the game. The firm's great feature is, as most cyclists know, the "Zenith-Gradua." It is just the sort of machine for sandy patches and black soil stretches. There's this about "Hendersons"; The principals are practical men and they employ several well-known, cyclists to overhaul, test, and tune up every machine that comes into their, hands, and when you get a bike from "Hendersons" it's going to play the game, as hundreds of wheelmen can testify...

Lachlander and Condobolin and Western Districts Recorder (NSW) Wednesday 5 August 1914

N.B. There were two Australian marques named Carbine - see also Carbine (Melbourne)

Sources: Simon Fleming, Trove NLA


Edgar Carrison of Port MacDonnell, South Australia is believed to have built motorcycles using Minerva and Peugeot engines around the years 1907 to 1909.

An E.J. Carrison is mentioned in connection with polling results delivered at night by motorcycle. (Border Watch, Mount Gambier, SA, Sat 16 Apr 1910). His name does not appear elsewhere.

Sources: Simon Fleming; Trove NLA


CASTLES Motor Cycles, cash or terms.- M.A.G., Precision or J.A.P. Engines, built order; 2nd-hand machines from £10. 156 Chapel St.

Winner (Melbourne, Vic.) Wed 30 Jun 1915, Wed 11 Aug 1915

CASTLES.- Motors. We build 3 1/2 to 6 H.P. to order, S.H. machines. 6 H.P. Jap. 4 H.P. Castles; cheap. 156 Chapel St., Windsor.

Winner (Melbourne, Vic.) Wed 12 May 1915

Source: Trove NLA

Charleston 1907 (SA)


SA Registrations
7659. A Edwards, 32 Sturt Street, 4¼ Clifton.
The Register (Adelaide, SA) Wed 26 Jan 1916

Source: Trove NLA


Manufactured by A. E. Moore, Honeysuckle Point, Newcastle. 1913

YOU will save money If you get your BICYCLE from me. PRICES to suit all, and easy terms arranged.
A B.S.A. FROM £11 10s.
CLIPPER MOTOR BICYCLE. £65. fiitted with the Famous Precision 3½ Engine.
The Motor that is doing much good work in England just now,
All Repairs Promptly Attended to.
My Motto: Every Customer a Satisfied Customer.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Wed 29 May 1912

Drop In To-day, and let me show you the New Model "Clipper" Motor Cycle at £65.
The finest- hill climber in Anstra1ia.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW) Wed 8 Jan 1913

Source: Trove NLA

Endean and Wilson, Sturt street, Ballarat. Agents for Swift and Comet bicycles.

Mr C. E. Denniston, manager of the Doveton Woollen Mills, has occasion last week to make a hurried visit to Melbourne, and instead of waiting for the train obtained a 2¾ h.p. Comet Minerva motor cycle from Messrs Endean and Wilson. The down journey occupied 4½ hours, but this duration was due to an accident to a tyre, which was cut through...

The Ballarat Star (Vic.) Mon 16 Nov 1903

...A careful watch has been kept on the [the] rapidly growing motor trade, and a number of motor cycles have been turned out of their workshops and have proved highly satisfactory on the roads.

The Ballarat Star (Vic.) Thu 20 Dec 1906

Source: Trove NLA

Cottman Colt

Manufactured by Cottman and Co, Melbourne in the 1930s using Royal Enfield 225cc two-strokes. Images from restoration of a Cottman show very similar frame and front and rear guards to the 1932 Royal Enfield Model A (with single downtube), so they may have been rebadged machines. Forks are pressed metal, as fitted to later models of the 225cc Enfields.

Around 1940 Cottman and Co moved into the former Turner premises at 291-293 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.



Registration records in South Australia
2½ Criterion motorcycle, Jan 1917.
9316, E. J. Hender, Mount Barker. 2½ Criterion. Sat 10 Feb 1917

Source: Trove NLA