A Spanner In The Works
Apr 30, 2019
Loretta Smith
A Spanner In The Works

'A Spanner in the Works is the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and her all female garage on the corner of Cotham Road and Charles Street in Kew. Opening 100 years ago in 1919, Alice was the first woman to own and manage her own garage in Australia, employing female mechanics and drivers who also provided a chauffeur service.

Author Loretta Smith, began her journey to uncover Alice’s life when one of her aged care clients mentioned her mother worked as a driver and mechanic for Alice Anderson. So began Loretta’s amazing journey in researching and writing about Alice Anderson's exceptional legacy'.

Chair: Katrina Flinn