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Roland Wilson's electric car with the power to spark big interest

Tim the Yowie Man
By Tim the Yowie Man
June 10 2022 - 7:30pm
Sir Roland Wilson, Department of Labour and National Service secretary, offers a lift to his Minister, the Honrable E.J (Eddie) Ward outside Old Parliament House circa 1942. Picture: Supplied

This column's recent exposé on the electric car constructed by bureaucrat Sir Roland Wilson using bits and pieces from junk shops and rubbish tips around Canberra during 1942 prompted a bulging mailbag about the innovative contraption which is now held by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

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Tim the Yowie Man

Tim the Yowie Man is a Canberra Times columnist, and an intrepid adventurer, mystery investigator, and cryptonaturalist.