Commendation – History Publication Award, Victorian Community History Awards 2021
Jas Munro was a businessman who was captivated by the horseless carriage and became an influential figure in the motor trade in Australia. From 1910, he conducted his business at premises adjacent to Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market. Until its acquisition by the City of Melbourne in 2014, the Munro site was one of the largest private land holdings in the city. The Munro archives, undisturbed and unseen for nearly a century, came to light following the sale of the property. These records have now enabled the Jas A Munro story to be told in a beautifully illustrated and engaging volume. Jas A Munro & Co: The Largest Garage in Melbourne is testament to the life of an enterprising man in early twentieth-century Australia.
The Jas A Munro book was released in March of 2021.
This is a high quality, hard cover book is of of 150 pages including 215 high quality original photographs of the era, the majority of which have never previously been published.
The book is self published and of a very limited print run.
This book has just received a glowing review in The Automobile, the UK bible for early motoring enthusiasts. The review can be read here.
ISBN – 9780646823522