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Pirie Motorcycles

Ellen Street, Port Pirie, South Australia.

Manufactured by Archibald Limb at the Port Pirie Pioneer Cycle and Motor Cycling Works from 1903 to 1914. Believed to be the first motorcycle built in South Australia, the 1903 Pirie was powered by a Minerva engine.

A 1908 advertisement states "The Pirie Lightweight Twin Cylinder Motor Cycles are reliable and sure."

Sources:,, Trove NLA.

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