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The Resource A spanner in the works : the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage, Loretta Smith

A spanner in the works : the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage, Loretta Smith

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A spanner in the works : the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage
Title
A spanner in the works
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage
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Loretta Smith
Title variation
Extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage
Title variation remainder
the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australias first all-girl garage
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure. She excelled as a motoring entrepreneur and inventor. Alice was the first woman in Australia to successfully pull off an almost impossible feat: without family or husband to back her financially, she built a garage to her own specifications and established the country's first motor service run entirely by women. Alice was also an adventurer, and her most famous road trip occurred in 1926 in a Baby Austin she had purchased exclusively to prove that the smallest car off a production line could successfully make the 1500-mile-plus journey on and off road from Melbourne to Alice Springs, central Australia. However, less than a week after her return, Alice was fatally shot in the head at the rear of her own garage. She was only twenty-nine years old. Every newspaper in the country mourned her sudden loss. A coronial inquest concluded that Alice's death was accidental but testimonies at the inquest were full of inconsistencies. Alice's life was brief but extraordinary, and in this richly detailed and entertainingly told book this pioneering Australian woman comes to life for readers for the first time
Summary
From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure. She was a woman of 'rare achievement' who excelled as a motoring entrepreneur and inventor. Young, petite, boyish and full of charm, Alice was the only woman in Australia to successfully pull off an almost impossible feat: without family or husband to back her financially, she built a garage to her own specifications and established the country's only motor service run entirely by women..
Biography type
individual biography
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10763395
Cataloging source
NJB
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Smith, Loretta
Dewey number
629.2872
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Anderson, Alice
  • Women automobile industry workers
  • Automobile mechanics
  • Automobile repair shops
  • Women automobile industry workers
  • Automobile mechanics
  • Automobile repair shops
  • Victoria
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage
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A spanner in the works : the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage, Loretta Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065147623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733642104
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019010958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1090808859
Label
A spanner in the works : the extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-girl garage, Loretta Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065147623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733642104
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019010958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1090808859

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