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Bathurst

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One of the major cities of central western NSW, is situated on the Macquarie River about 200 kilometres from Sydney. After the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813, Governor ...

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Clapp family

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Made notable contributions to public transport. Francis Boardman Clapp (1833–1920) migrated to Australia from the USA in 1853 to build the legendary coaching business, Cobb & Co. He...

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Energy

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Was spoken of by colonial Australians mainly as a synonym for human effort: for example, they would speak with admiration of the ‘energy and enterprise’ demonstrated by settlers in clearing...

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George Francis Train

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(1829–1904), American-born entrepreneur, spent three busy and profitable years in Victoria in the gold-rush period 1852–55. He was partly instrumental in Freeman Cobb establishing Cobb &...

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postal service

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

The Greek poleis communicated by professional messengers like Phidippides on land; there were also messenger‐ships. The efficient Persian arrangements (see royal road) were maintained at...

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