Cobb’s Coach Drivers is the third book in the series, “Along the Tracks of Cobb and Co.” This book concentrates on the drivers and their experiences including an alphabetical list of over 700 drivers. With each name there is also a brief history or record of their experiences as a coach driver for Cobb and Co.
Moreover, there are a number of photos showing the coaches and horses in action to add to the historical value and interest of this book for research purposes.
Cobb and Co. is a very important part of Australia’s history. In the formation of it’s road routes, postal deliveries and beginnings of better communications. This is reflected in this series of books.
Cobb’s Coach Drivers focuses on the men and the few women who drove for Cobb and Co. These men and women were resilient and hard working with an intimate knowledge of the roads they travelled.
A 207 page publication researched and compiled by Hazel Johnson published in 2022.
There are other two other books in the “Along the Tracks of Cobb and Co.” collection which Hazel Johnson has also researched and compiled. Great reference material.
Book 1, the Great Northern Road, covers Tenterfield to Warwick – 1800’s to early 1900 was also Published in 2022 and Book 2 which covers the Western Run. This includes Brisbane to Toowoomba, Roma and Charleville.
Another book of historical significance and loaded with interesting information is “A Century of the Clydesdale Horse in Queensland” Book 2, compiled and researched by Ian Stewart-Koster, published by the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society.
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