Mother Buntine

Australian Dictionary of Biography The Colourful Life of Mother Buntine OBITUARY,-An old Gippsland identity, Mrs. Hallet, better known by the name of her first husband– Buntine, or “Mother Buntine,” died in the Gippsland Hospital on Friday at an advanced age, and was buried at Rosedale on Sunday afternoon. In many respects she was a remarkable…

Read More

Mrs Cox, the end

Part I Part II PART III: DEATH OF GUARD & THE END OF BUSINESS ANOTHER SERIOUS COACH ACCIDENT.-AS Mrs. Cox’s coach was proceeding to Hobart Town on Thursday last, an accident occurred at Oatlands which had well nigh proved fatal. It appears that the horses, after being changed, were, through gross negligence, left to take…

Read More

Mrs Cox, the middle

Part I PART II: THE MAIL, A NEW RECORD (or: How long did it take to get from Hobart to Launceston?) , RIVALRY & DANGEROUS DRIVING MAILS.–We are happy to state that the Postmaster-General, as well as Mr. Browne, will in future embrace every opportunity of forwarding foreign mails by Mrs. Cox’s coach. We are also informed…

Read More

Mrs Cox, the beginning

This too far longer than I thought. I had a couple of news stories, but I thought I’d have a quick look to see if there were any more. Just a few 🙂 I left out those that complaining about the state of the road or fares, or short references to accidents and some repetitive…

Read More