Kōrero: Taxis and cabs

Touting for business, 1936

Touting for business, 1936

Taxi drivers look out for customers from a right-of-way opposite the Christchurch railway station in December 1936. This photograph appeared in the Report of the commission of inquiry into taxi and town carrier businesses, appointed by the first Labour Government in 1936. The commission found that fierce competition had driven down taxi prices and led to dishonest tactics by drivers desperate for customers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Taxi and Town Carrier Businesses. Wellington: Government Printer, 1937, p. 39

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Taxis and cabs - Taxis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20795/touting-for-business-1936 (accessed 6 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010