Apparently manufactured by S E Main Forrest Street, Fremantle, Western Australia Came across these "Star" vans on Trove. The Star Caravan Hiring Service is listed on one of the Trove entries, and that's about all the extra info we're going to get. There's no info on materials or where exactly in WA the vans were built. I have only found the two of them.
So far Trove is the only place I've seen/heard of them. Google was NO help. I hope it's okay to post them here, Moderators can delete or move if you like
Exhibit A "Miss Starlight" was photographed in 1952. I had to stare at this photo for quite a while to figure out what is going on. Either this is a really wacky optical illusion, or the van extends OVER the A frame.
The inside, which looks like it was snapped by someone standing up the front end and looking back. No kitchen facilities in evidence. It's possible they were housed up the front. Or not
Photographed in 1953 is the more conventional-looking “Rosy Star”. Nice name
The inside has oodles of cupboards AND a kitchen sink Judging by the placement of the door, I’d say this was photographed from the back, looking forward.
If not for the matching paint jobs, one could easily believe that these two were unrelated. Perhaps The Star Caravan Hiring Service was, as the name suggests, merely a rental company and not a manufacturer at all. In that case, would love to hear any input on what the makes of Captain Miss Starlight and Rosy Star could be.