Australia's icon was owned and controlled by an American firm long suspicious about Australia.
The fate of Australia's car industry shows the danger of prioritising what worked in the past over what will work in the future
Thanks to savvy public relations, General Motors inserted itself at the heart of culture in mid-century Australia. But dreams don't last forever.
When the General Motors Holden factory closes at Elizabeth in October, an Australian icon will no longer be made here. But the Holden has been remade through art.