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The New York Times
April 26, 1914

American-Made Cars to be Exhibited in Australia and Java.

One of the Indianapolis automobile companies, either directly or through its distributors, is in the midst of a long show route, which began at the New York show in January.  That exhibition had hardly begun when the distributor for the Sydney territory of Australia appeared and entered into negotiations for the complete exhibit.  He wanted to take the cars direct to the wharf and then load them for the long trip to the other side of the globe, in order to be sure of their arrival in Australia in time for the Sydney event, which is said to be the most important auto show held in the Far East.  It was found wiser, however, to ship from Indiana to Vancouver and then over the Pacific.

The Semarang (Java) Show is another Far East exhibit where the car will be on view to motorists of the Orient, but this show is held earlier in April, so Sydney holds the record for distance shipment.  In a period of six weeks recently shipments were made to England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland; to Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide, Australia; Tasmania, New Zealand, Philippines, three cities in India, Malay Peninsula, Java, Japan, Arabia, Algoa Bay, Springfontein, Mossel Bay, South Africa, and Argentina and Chile.

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