Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TRAVELLING BY MAIL-COACH


This newspaper clipping from The Colonist - 11 July 1838 describes a strenuous journey at the hands of mail coach operators whilst travelling from Sydney to the Limestone Plains. After detailing the events, equipment, horses and other travelers the writer desires to know if any compensation could be gained from the proprietors for the appalling journey...







National Library of Australia (here)

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