Alice Anderson’s Motor Service: Curator’s Tour

As part of South Australia’s History Festival the National Motor Museum is hosting guided tours of its most recent exhibition Alice Anderson’s Motor Service.


Alice Anderson was Australia’s first female garage proprietor. In 1919 Alice opened a garage in Kew (Victoria). It was an all-women business – Alice’s ambition was to turn garage work into a profession suitable for women. Her death in 1926 remains a mystery: one night she shot herself while cleaning a pistol. Alice is a significant figure in Australian history and her story demonstrates the experience of being a woman in the motor industry during the early twentieth century. Join the curator on a tour of this exhibition that explores the life of Alice Anderson and her ‘garage girls’.

Free with Museum entry, Adult $15.50, Concession $12.50.

Bookings not required.