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Cobb & Co. Coach

Cobb & Co. Coach

[General description] This coach featured in the 'Pageant of Progress' in Adelaide on 28th November 1936, part of the Postal Department's display. It was shipped from Melbourne on the steamer 'Macedon'. [On back of photograph] 'Cobb & Co. Coach / Used on Melbourne-Bendigo route / Red body, yellow wheels / Heavy leather springs / Seating 9 persons inside, 2 or 3 at back and 2 beside driver / Reproduced in the Advertiser, November 28th, 1936'.

Cobb & Co. coach

Cobb & Co. coach

A. Cobb & Co. coach in a state of disrepair. From 1850 to 1920 Cobb and Co. coaches were the main means of transport in the colonies. The coaches brought essential supplies, news and passengers. In 1853 two Americans, Freeman Cobb and George Mowton set up a freight service in Melbourne and transported goods and passengers within the colonies.

Cobb & Co. Booking Office

Cobb & Co. Booking Office

Cobb & Co. Booking Office on Riddoch Street, Penola.

Cobb & Co. Mail Coach

Cobb & Co. Mail Coach

Cobb & Co Mail Coach. Date had been estimated to be within 1866-1871. The photograph shows the carriage, driver, team of horses and three outriders guarding the mail travelling through a leafy street.

John Martin's Christmas pageant : The Days of Cobb & Co

John Martin's Christmas pageant : The Days of Cobb & Co

The John Martin's Christmas Pageant : The Days of Cobb & Co. float.

Cobb's & Co. Coach

Cobb's & Co. Coach

One of Cobb & Co's coaches at Wentworth. Concord Stage Coaches were used by Cobb and Co. during the goldrush years in the 1850s. The horse drawn Concord or thorough-brace stage coaches were built by Abbott and Downing coachbuilders of New Hampshire, USA. The coaches were adapted from the American Concord design and were well suited to the Australian terrain.

Cobb & Co. Coach, Renmark

Cobb & Co. Coach, Renmark

Cobb and Co's, coach at Renmark. Passengers can be seen inside the coach while two outside passengers sit up front with the driver. The coach is pulled by two pairs of horses. Cobb and Co was the name of a successful coaching company established in 1853 to carry passengers and mail to regional areas

Cobb's coach at Accallana Well

Cobb's coach at Accallana Well

An abandoned Cobb & Co coach at Accallana Well. A note with the photo reads 'dumped used to be dragged by camels across Cobbler Desert'. However Benny Kerwin, a "half caste" Yandruwandha man from Innamincka, drove the Farina to Innamincka Cobb & Co. mail coach as a teenager. In approximately 1906-1907 he was crossing Accalana crossing, Strzelecki creek and the horses bolted, causing the mail coach to crash. For sometime after that he carried the mail by packhorse.

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

A woman at the heads of the lead horses pulling the replica of a Cobb & Co. coach in South Australia's Jubilee 150 celebrations at Tea Tree Gully.

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

A replica Cobb & Co. coach travelling down the road as part of a re-enactment during South Australia's Jubilee 150 celebrations at Tea Tree Gully.

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

A replica Cobb & Co. coach taking part in a re-enactment during South Australia's Jubilee 150 celebrations at Tea Tree Gully.

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

A replica Cobb & Co. coach taking part in a re-enactment during South Australia's Jubilee 150 celebrations at Tea Tree Gully.

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

A replica Cobb & Co. coach taking part in a re-enactment during South Australia's Jubilee 150 celebrations at Tea Tree Gully.

Cobb & Co. Coach

Cobb & Co. Coach

The last Cobb & Co. coach with a camel team instead of horses.

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Cobb & Co. re-enactment

Children riding in a horse-drawn buggy as part of a re-enactment during South Australia's Jubilee 150 celebrations at Tea Tree Gully.

Cobb and Co. coach at Bourke

Cobb and Co. coach at Bourke

Cobb and Co. coach at Bourke. According to a researcher, this building is the Bourke Post Office, 47 Oxley Street, Bourke, which was built 1879 with the upper floor being added some years later. It survived the 1890 flood.

John Martin's/State Bank Christmas Pageant

John Martin's/State Bank Christmas Pageant

Two sets of slides of the 1986 Christmas Pageant (22 Kodachrome and 28 Ektachrome slides).

Participants in the Pageant of Progress

Participants in the Pageant of Progress

Participants in the 1936 'Pageant of Progess' held as part of South Australia's Jubilee. The photo features a Cobb & Co. coach with four horses in harness, four South Australian troopers in uniform as guards, and passengers dressed in period costume. [A photograph taken during the parade appeared in 'The Chronicle', 24 December 1936, page 30.]

Penola

Penola

Building, Penola. According to a researcher, this photograph is of the old Cobb and Co. booking office in Penola established 1887, located on Riddoch Street.

Cobb and Co coach scene

Cobb and Co coach scene

Watercolour painting of a five-horse team and Cobb and Co coach, with figures and horses in the foreground, and a homestead and cattleyards surrounded by trees in the background. Painting signed 'ESAM 1895' at bottom left.

Holden inauguration, Melbourne

Holden inauguration, Melbourne

Black and white photographs of General Motors-Holden's Limited events celebrating the Holden Inauguration held in Melbourne, 1948, announcing the release of the new 48-215 [FX] Holden. Comprises photographs and hand drawn title pages from Volume I. Includes photographs of Ben Chifley with the new car.

Henry Robert Fuller

Henry Robert Fuller

Henry Robert Fuller, Mayor of Adelaide from 1866-1869. During his time as Mayor he received and entertained HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on each occasion he visited South Australia. As a politician he was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly for West Adelaide 1865-1870 and was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council for Central District 1 from 1894 to 1900. He arrived in Adelaide in 1845 and was connected to the SA Carrying Company. With others he took over Cobb and Co. and renamed it John Hill and Co. Together with his wife Amelia Georgina Fuller they reared twelve children.

Mail Coach at Angaston

Mail Coach at Angaston

[General description] Mail coach, drawn by a four horse team in front of Mitchell's Angaston Hotel. The mail run was contracted to private operators, including Cobb & Co, Rounsevell and Hill & Co.

Pageant of Progress

Pageant of Progress

Float depicting, 'Cobb & Co' coach: S.A. Centenary celebrations.

Views showing Trewenack & Bice's workshops etc

Views showing Trewenack & Bice's workshops etc

Five vignettes showing the premises of 'Trewenack & Bice, engineers, wheelwrights, blacksmiths, and agricultural implements manufacterers, Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta'. According to a researcher Bice and Trewenack provided vehicles for Cobb & Co. coaches. John George Bice (partner of Trewenack) later became Mayor of Port Augusta and also went into Parliament representing the Northern Districts. Bice was knighted in 1923 and died in November of that year.

Australasian Views albums

Australasian Views albums

2 of 2 ALBUMS: inscribed 'Australasian Views', comprising early images of Adelaide, Australia, New Zealand and some portraits. The following images have not been digitised: 168. Northern Territory view (see B 10099); 169. Northern Territory view (see B 9747); 170. Northern territory view (see B 4652); 171. Northern Territory view (see B 9749); 173. Arrival & swearing in of A. Musgrave, 9 May 1873 (see B 536); 199-206. Lithographed views of Victorian towns; 223. Cataract Glen, Mount Wellington, Tasmania (lithograph); 227-228. Ballarat lithographs; 230-237. Ballarat lithographs; 239-241. Ballarat lithographs; 243. Two captions: 1) Gold escort in transit per Cobb & Co's ordinary coach, value of gold on board £65,000. Photo by Malcom & Menzies, West Australia; and 2) Kidman & Nicholas - coach proprietors; 249. Hanwell Grove, front view (with annotation 'The Honorable Henry Ayres' and 'residence of Mrs Bagot').

David Crabtree and his wife

David Crabtree and his wife

Photograph of Mr David Joseph Crabtree and wife Demarus, nee Marsh, taken in the studio in Mount Gambier in 1942.

Floral festival, 1967

Floral festival, 1967

'Cobb & Co' coach.

Photographs of Presbyterian buildings, activities and people.

Photographs of Presbyterian buildings, activities and people.

Collection of photographs of Presbyterian Church buildings activities and people. Items 211- 216 are all portraits from the John Knox Church, William Street, Morphett Vale. This church, which became a Free Kirk in 1857-58, was originally call Brodie's Church, and then Anderson's Church. The Continuing Presbyterian Church took on responsibility for the building in 1977. See 'contents' for details of items.

Clarendon Hotel

Clarendon Hotel

Clarendon Hotel was established in 1855 and was also known as Royal Oak, Royal Oak Hotel. The proprietor at this time was Thomas Sims. He is possibly the gentleman standing with others under the vernadah. Two ladies are also watching the camera from the top balcony. By 1860 Cobb and Co. ran a weekly passenger service through town and by 1864 a regular daily mail collection was made