The following page provides a range of photos of the
Victoria's first motorised Ambulance 



On the 25th October 1910, Melbourne’s Ambulance Service still operated by Fiske Brothers under contract with St John Ambulance purchased it's first motorised Ambulance, due to the increasing workload. This 2 cylinder 10-14 horsepower Renault was purchased from Kellow Motors for £400.   Known as the 'Lady Carmicheal' after the wife of the Governor of the day (Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmicheal), who christened it in a ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall.   In it's first 6 months of Service, the 'Lady Carmicheal' attended 694 calls travelling 11,894 kilometers.


Melbourne's Renault

Internal view of the Renault with
Superintendent H A Osgood-Cannon front left



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