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The Gold Rush and Cobb & Co P.6

cobb and co ted bridgen coach


Wallerawang, Lidsdale, Cullen Bullen, (1877 Capertee) Ilford, Cudgegong, Apple Tree Flat, Mudgee

6 times per week in 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882
Wallerawang to Capertee section cancelled on extension of railway to Capertee from May 15, 1882.

Hartley, Bowenfels, Mudgee

6 times per week.1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872 
Mt Victoria to Lithgow was cancelled from November 4, 1869 because of railway extension
Lithgow to Wallerawang cancelled from April 24, 187 when Wallerawang opened on March 1, 1870.

Hartley to Mudgee

6 times per week (L) 84 miles 1862, 1863.

Mudgee, Bowenfels, Hartley

6 times per week

Cunninghams Creek to Rylstone

3 times per week 1862, 1863:
This was a journey of 11 miles by horseback and was transferred from Crane & Roberts on 14th July, 1862.

Ilford, Upper Pyramul, Tambaroora, Hill End, via Tabrucca Swamp,

1872, 1873 (transferred from Sidney Brown 15/4/1872) This contract was cancelled from 15/8/1873. 

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Cobb and Co, grae of readford family ilford

The Readford family grave yard near Ilford.

cobb and co Ted Brigden coach


Ted Brigden’s Coach in front of NSW Bank (above left. Zoom to 200% to have a good look) is courtesy of David Rutherford of the famous Cobb & Co Rutherford family. This coach was often used as a taxi. The man seated on the box seat is bandsman Harry Stahl nursing a brass instrument. 17 people crowded on top and unknown number inside. Adverts on the side of the coach were for ‘Curran’s Cordials: FS Moore...’; Gulgong Guardian; J Judge Butchery; Parker’s Stores; Pure Henderson’s Soap. Ted had the Gulgong to Gilgandra Mail contract. A driver was killed at Goodaman Gap in 1901 when the brakes broke. Ted was also thrown from the drivers seat and killed at a later date on the corner of Mayne and Medley Streets when returning from Mudgee with a triumphant football team