Royal Automobile Club of Australia

Infobox Organization
name = Royal Automobile Club of Australia
formation = 1903
type = Business, Social and Special Interest
headquarters = Sydney, Australia
location = flagicon|AUS New South Wales, Australia
leader_title = President
leader_name = Gavin Thomas, President
key_people = Alan Jordan, CEO & Secretary Manager
website = [http://www.raca.com.au www.raca.com.au]

The Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) is an Australian motoring organisation, which has also incorporated the Australian Imperial Services Club since 1987.

The RACA was established in March of 1903 in Sydney, and is the oldest motoring club in Australia, founded by Henry Alfred ‘Harrie’ Skinner, WE Fisher and HE Jones. The Royal Automobile Club of Australia had an important role in shaping early motoring legislation, in safeguarding the rights of motorists, and in establishing motor sport in Australia. cite web|url=http://www.raca.com.au/History.asp |title=RACA History |accessdate=2008-03-27 ]

The organisation used to provide roadside service and insurance but in 1945 in an agreement with the
NRMA ceased offering these services with members gaining recipocial access to NRMA provided services.

The RACA is member of the Australian Automobile Association.

History Of the Organisation

Original Office Bearers

The first Office Bearers of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA), in 1903, were:

*President: HA Jones
*First Vice President: James Macken
*Second Vie President: Dr C McCarthy
*Third Vice President: Harrie Skinner
*Fourth Vice President: Harry Vale
*Hon Treasurer: George Lane
*Hon Secretary: WE Fisher
*Consulting Engineer: AJ Knowles

*General Committee:
**AA Hunter
**W Reid
**G Hamilton
**R Empson
**J Gibbs
**RS Gillett

*Original or Founder Members:
**CA Berry
**JS Brunton
**C Bennett
**Dr P Cooley
**R Empson
**WE Fisher
**Mark Foy
**J Gibbs
**R Gillett
**Dr F Hall
**G Hamilton
**Dr H C Hinder
**AA Hunter
**HA Jones
**WH Kelly
**AJ Knowles
**OG Lane
**Dr CW McCarthy
**James Macken
**RJC Maddrell
**AR Marks
**HF Maddrell
**J Spencer Nolan
**I Phizackerle
**Dr Rowland Pope
**W Reid
**H Skinner
**EP Simpson
**AE Starkey
**E Tyson
**H Vale

Past Presidents

* HA Jones (1903-1908)
* S Horden, Sr. (1908-1909)
* GF Todman (1909-1910)
* Sir Samuel Hordern, KBE (1910-1912, 1914-1930)
* Colonel JM Arnott (1912-1914)
* PA Oatley (1930-1936)
* WJ Bradley QC BA LLB (1936-1937)
* Sir John Butters, KB CMG MBE VD (1937-1949)
* H Scougall (1949-1956)
* HA Fisher-Webster BA (Oxon) (1956-1967)
* GW Cutts (1967-1970)
* AF Bode FCA (1970-1973)
* JO Sherwood MBE (1973-1982)
* BV Clifton (1982-1987)
* RG Wagland (1987-1992)
* BD Kelly (1992-1997)
* HE Nicholls (1997-1998)
* BJ Fisher (1998-???)

External links

* [http://www.raca.com.au/History.asp Homepage of the RACA]

References


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