Story: Coaches and long-distance buses

Woman bus driver

Woman bus driver

Driver Joan Hamilton poses beside her tourist bus at Skippers Saddle, north of Queenstown, in the early 1960s. Women began driving long-distance buses in the 1930s, but some met with hostility from male drivers.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Coaches and long-distance buses - Long-distance buses: 1940s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 April 2019)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010