The Gold Rush and Cobb & Co P.6
MUDGEE COBB & CO ROUTES Cont:
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
Hartley, Bowenfels, Mudgee
6 times per week.1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872
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:
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.
The Readford family grave yard near Ilford.
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