Clarsen, Georgine W., 2006, 'The woman who does': a Melbourne motor garage proprietor, in J. Garrity & L. Doan (Eds.), Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and English Culture, Gordonsville, VA: Palgrave Macmillan, 55-71.
In the years immediately following World War I, Alice Anderson ran a motor garage in the middle-class Melbourne suburb of Kew. Over the next seven years - until her death in 1926 - the women of the Alice Anderson Motor Service became the favored “machinists” and “chauffeuses” of wealthy eastern suburbs households and taught countless Melbourne women to drive. “Most people have seen her neatly uniformed chauffeurs leap briskly from the driver’s seat, open the door and salute smartly,” wrote one Melbourne newspaper. The Alice Anderson Motor Service continued after her death, surviving into the early 1940s, when the staff left for military service in the next war.