Importance of Coaches
While the train had replaced the coaches by the late 1870's on many of the main routes, coaches were still an important way to get around in some of the more remote areas. For instance Mansfield was linked to Melbourne by various coach routes who took people to and from the railway line. See the history of !!MISSING
The difference between coaching and rail (Ensign15/8/1873)
The Royal Mail Line ran the following routes in 1879
|Alexandra - Tallarook||daily Fare 17s 6d|
|Beechworth - Eldorado - Tarrawingee||daily|
|Beechworth - Wandiligong||daily|
|Everton - Myrtleford - Bright - Wandiligong||daily|
|Myrtleford - Hunning Creek - Everton||Monday Wednesday|
|Echuca - Deniliquin|
|Everton - Buckland||Monday Wednesday Friday|
|Beechworth - Chiltern||daily|
|Corowa - Chiltern||daily|
|Yackandandah - Beechworth||daily|
|Wodonga - Kiewa -Yackandandah||Monday Wednesday|
|Beechworth - Hillsbrough - Stanley||daily|
|Beechworth - Stanley||daily|
|Porepunkah - Buckland||Tuesday Thursday Saturday|
|Running Creek - Beechworth||Monday Wednesday Friday|
|Bright - Harrietville||Monday Wednesday Friday|
|Jerilderie - Deniliquin|
|Wangaratta - Milawa||daily|
|Wangaratta - Moyhu||daily|
|Wangaratta - Yarrawonga||Wednesday Saturday|
|Wangaratta - Dockers Plains - Fistcourt||Monday Wednesday Friday|
|Howlong - Chiltern||Monday Wednesday Friday|
|Corowa - Wahgunyah - Rutherglen - Springhurst||daily|
|Corowa - Jerilderie||Sunday|
|Wodonga - Bethanga||daily|
|Wodonga - Tintalara||Saturday|
Cobb & Co in Victoria and the Riverina was run by James Rutherford and John Wagner. The headquarters was in Hay in New South Wales
Hay was the headquarters for Cobb and co, why (T&C16/10/1875)
The hotels became a depot for coaches and passengers (Alexandra19/8/1876)
Lawrence Cutter and Alexander Stevenson were coach builders in Victoria
There was an interesting relationship between the coaches and the railway (Argus17/1/81)
Coach travel was expensive but on occasions the KellyGang's sympathizers used the coaches to get to the trains and to supply the boys with ammunition etc.
The KellyGang's involvment
Coaches were often held up by bushrangers. they carried people with money (Argus2/9/69)
Adelong crossing place $
Coolac $ '
Jugiong $ '
Nanny Byrne's $ '
Conroy's Gap $
Gunning $ '
Rose and Crown $
Ten Mile Creek $ '
Lower Tarcutta $ '
The followering were coach stops between Albury and Goulburn