Story: Taxis and cabs

Greymouth taxi pioneer

Greymouth taxi pioneer

Herbert McGlashan of Greymouth, believed to be the owner-operator of Greymouth’s first taxi – a 1912 Ford – poses with two children. Kennedy Brothers also operated in Greymouth around 1912, developing what became the West Coast’s largest taxi and bus operation.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Taxis and cabs - Taxis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010