Projects sponsored by Adelaide Proformat
Coaching in South Australia
This project is attempting to determine the coaching routes,
way stations and companies involving in 19th century road
transport in South Australia. The project takes its inspiration
from the Cobb & Co Heritage Trail Project in New
South Wales. The work in this project
undertaken by Heather Nicholls and her team is a wonderful
example of historical research and preservation. We all
know that all good family historians need to be local historians
as a knowledge of the environment our ancestors lived in
is a very important part of our work. The project aims to
uncover the Cobb & Co coach network in NSW and the associated
stories and artifacts.
Pictured: McKenzies of Yatalunga: A former way
stop on the Adelaide Wentworth run.
I therefore appeal to all folk who have knowledge of the
coach services in our South Australian colonial days to
make contact with me with a view to collating the information
for the benefit of historians. I am sure folk in other states
wanting to take up the same idea are around and may be thinking
along the same lines.
As a matter of interest the real Cobb & Co never had networks
in SA although some companies used the name. Cobb & Co did
venture into the eastern border towns of SA like Penola
and Mt Gambier where they connected with SA based services.
Some SA-based services ventured into NSW western border
towns like Wentworth where they connected with Cobb & Co.
A number of interested volunteers support this project by researching in their
you like to contribute in some way?
You can also help by forwarding any information you have on coaching
materials so that they may be collated to build up a full