Australian & NZ Motorcycles

Australian Motorcycles (T)

Tasma

Advertised as "Tasma Fafna" and "Tasma Fafina".

Manufactured in 1911 (and possibly other years) by Sim King, proprietor of the Tasma Cycle Factory, 87 Brisbane St, Launceston, which built the Tasma Rover and the Imperial Rover bicycles. (1910)

See also Bilyard & King.

'A MOTOR AND CYCLE' SALE AT BIG REDUCTIONS!
...
No. 1 "Tasma Fafina "
5 6 h.p. Twin Cylinder, Magneto
Druid Spring Forks, Padded Saddle, 2 1/2 Tyres only shop-soiled
Will sacrifice.
SIM KING.
TASSY BIKE AND MOTOR K!NG,

Examiner (Launceston, Tas.) Thu 30 Nov 1911

Source: Trove NLA


Teece

C. S. Teece is listed as having built a motorcycle of this name in 1913 with a 3½ JAP engine.

MR. C. S. TEECE

Motor cyclists will be glad to learn that the well-known expert, Mr C. S. Teece, has been offered and has accepted the position of Technical Editor to the new paper 'The Australian Motor Cycle.' No name is better known throughout the motor cycling community of Australia than that of Mr Teece, as an expert in the theoretical side of motor cycles, and combined with this he possesses a thorough mechanical knowledge gained by a sound course of training in motor cycle workshop practice. With such high qualifications and a fearless sense of what is right in motor cycle work, Mr Teece is bound to 'make good' in his new sphere of work, and will I am sure as time goes on add to the present high esteem in which he is held by all motor cyclists who have come in contact with him, whether personally or by his writings.

Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917) Wed 17 Nov 1915


24 HOURS' RELIABILITY TRIAL WON BY C. S. TEECE (on an 8 h.p. JAP.)

Winner (Melbourne, Vic.) Wed 23 Aug 1916


Australian Motor Cycle Cup Cup Winners. — C. S. Teece, side car, over 600...

The Age (Melbourne) Mon 28 Aug 1916

Sources: Simon; Trove NLA


Terry

Manufactured by A.E.Terry of Adelaide, c.1905.

Sources: Trove NLA, et al

Mr Archie Campbell was asked to carry the post on his motor cycle, and if possible to intercept the train leaving Launceston at 3.20 for the North-West Coast. The messenger left the southern capital at 11 o'clock, passed Oatlands at 1, and found no difficulty in reaching Perth in ample time to hand the bag over to the guard of the tram. Mr Campbell rode a 2½ h.p. Terry motor cycle.

Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas.) Mon 8 Jan 1906

This would be the same Archibald Campbell who built Campbell motorcycles in Hobart 1902-04.


Thumpstar
Manufactured by Timothy Hunter, a motor-cycle dealer and racer, from 2004. The firm initially built pitbikes and minibikes, and later developed 125 and 140cc offroad machines. There were plans to market 250 and 300cc dirt machines produced by GasGas in Spain.
They also market Ebikes.
Sources: Wikipedia, thumpstar.com.au


Torpedo (Launceston)


Treblig


Trescowthick-1903-Tricar-De-Dion-TGP.jpg
Trescowthick tricar c1903

Image courtesy Terry Parker of the VVMCSA.

Trescowthick

In 1903 Charles Trescowthick of Adelaide built his first vehicle as a phaeton, with four large wheels and a light body, powered by a 3½ h.p. De Dion engine. This machine was later converted to a tricar.

Sources: The Advertiser, 12 October 1954 (vccsa.org.au); de.zxc.wiki; et al


Turner Bros


Tyler
This marque is mentioned by Simon Fleming but extensive searches of Trove have proved fruitless. Eric Tyler's name appears frequently, but he is not mentioned in connection with this marque. That said, one of the machines he rode was the Brooklands, of which there is also little information, so it is possible that that machine is a rebadged bike, and the Tyler may be too. The hunt continues...

In 1914 Tyler was on the staff of the Hendee Manufacturing Co.
Source: Trove