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Edwards Motors Ltd: the story of a New Zealand bus & coach operator. (Second Edition). By Clive Otway & Sean Millar. ISBN 978-0-908726-98-1.
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“A model example of a regional bus company history.” Bob Stott.
Comb bound, A4 format, 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 active in the tourist industry.
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
People & Services
Brickbats & Bouquets
Accidents & Incidents
Stories of the Road
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.