One year on

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Today marks one year since the closure of Holden in Elizabeth. Spending the day there on the 20th of October 2017 is still very fresh in my mind. The media presence, the many Holden cars and, of course, all the people that came from far and wide to celebrate Holden and its workers and to grieve the passing of the Australian brand. It was all very moving.

So, where are things at now for the people that worked there?

A couple of interesting articles worth a read –

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-20/holden-adelaide-elizabeth-plant-closure-one-year-on/10391016

https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/the-lion-sleeps-tonight-one-year-on-from-holden-factory-closure

I remember talking to a Holden enthusiast for this project who told me there would be no Commodore within two years of the closure. The loyalty of Holden drivers to the  Commodore and the fact they were built in Australia by Australian workers has proved to be very strong and was possibly underestimated by General Motors. Here we are only one year later –

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/holden-halts-production-of-commodore-and-equinox

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “One year on

  1. Eric, I love what you are doing and documenting. Your photos speak loud and clear, and remind me of a City that feels almost forgotten. I have both sad and uplifting memories of growing up in Elizabeth; and would love to contribute in someway.

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    • Hi Paul, thank you! I’m close to completing photography for the book but, if you are agreeable, it might be nice to talk to you about your Elizabeth experience. I found your website fascinating. What an interesting field you work in.

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