“Edwards Motors Ltd: the story of a New Zealand bus & coach operator” by Clive Otway & Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-98-1. NZD $35.00. Postage free within NZ. Overseas postage charged at cost.
Second edition. A4 format, comb bound, 102 pages plus covers. Covers printed in colour inside and out, other pages in b&w.
A comprehensive history of a well-known Auckland-based operator that served the Waikato and neighbouring areas, and was also active in the tourist industry.
Major towns served: Auckland, Hamilton, Matamata, Morrinsville, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Te Aroha.
Chassis included: Bedford OLB, Bedford SB, Bedford NFM, Bedford VAL, Cadillac 353, Diamond T 221D, Diamond T 404, Diamond T 509, Diamond T 614, Federal B85, Ford, V8, Reo GB, Reo 96HT, Wilco-Ansair.
Body manufacturers included: Cavanagh & Co, Crawley Ridley & Co, DSC & Cousins, Eaddy & Taylor, G B McWhinnie & Co, New Zealand Motor Bodies (NZMB) including Vistaliner style, Reevely Ellis & Collingwood, Wilton Motor Body Co.
1928-1939 – The Early Years
1939-1945 – The War Years
1945-1949 – Post-War Expansion
The 1950s – A Change of Emphasis
The 1960s – The Final Decade
Brickbats & Bouquets
Accidents & Incidents
Stories of the Road