Australia water taxi driver Grant O'Keefe
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Working Lives Sydney: Water taxi driver

Grant O'Keefe started working in Sydney Harbour when he was just 15 years old. Nearly four decades later, he says it is all he knows.

Back then, he says, jobs on the harbour were in shipping.

Over the years, he has watched those jobs disappear as business on the harbour evolved away from shipping and into tourism, and he says he knew he needed to adapt as well.

He got into the water taxi business about six years ago, and business has been good enough for him to buy his own 21-person boat.

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  • 07 Nov 2014
  • From the section Asia
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