The Shocking Truth Behind the Cobb & Co Legend.
An illustrated talk which uses over 110 nineteenth century images to bring to life the human side of Cobb & Co – the powerful families who ran the empire, their larger than life personalities, private tragedies, the drivers who made the firm famous and the incredible hardships endured by passengers journeying into Australia’s heartland in an age before the telephone, the mailman, the fax machine, before rivers even had bridges. Being held up by bushrangers, having to strip and swim a river in the dead of night, being stranded on a boggy track for days were just some of the hardships of nineteenth century travel.
1.30pm Friday 25 March 2011, Harrow Mechanics Institute Hall, Harrow, VIC
7.30pm Mon 4 April 2011, Castlemaine Historical Society, 7 Goldsmith Cr, Castlemaine, VIC
8pm, Wed 4th May 2011. Botany Bay Historical Society, 123 Flora St, Sutherland, Sydney, NSW
7pm Tues 17 May 2011, Alexandra Library, Alexandra, VIC
Madam Lash – The Inside Story
6.30pm Thurs 12 May, St Kilda Library, St Kilda