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The Gold Rush and Cobb & Co P.5

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The mail routes Cobb & Co travelled in the Mudgee region include:

Mudgee, Cullenbone, Guntawang, Cobbora, Mendooran, Gilgandra and Coonamble

 2 times per week in 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879

Mudgee, Eurunderee, Home Rule, Gulgong:

6 times per week in 1879.  In 1880 this line was extended from the Gulgong/Coonamble line when Cobb & Co were allowed 120 pounds per annum extra to convey mails on from Gulgong to Mudgee immediately after they arrived at Gulgong, by a buggy or other light vehicle. Note that John Randell transferred this  route to Cobb & Co from 1st April 1883,

Mudgee, Apple Tree Flat, Cudgegong, Ilford (then Keans Swamp), Capertee, Cullen Bullen, Lidsdale, Wallerawang:

 6 times per week.

Wallerawang to Mudgee

6 times per week in 1873

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Cobb and Co, changing station at hargraves

The old Cobb & Co changing station at Hargraves, near Mudgee

old cobb and co caches at henry lawson festival

An old Cobb & Co coach taken during the Henry Lawson Heritage Festival ride from Gulgong to Grenfell.