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The Resource Wild ride : the rise and fall of Cobb & Co, Sam Everingham

Wild ride : the rise and fall of Cobb & Co, Sam Everingham

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Wild ride : the rise and fall of Cobb & Co
Title
Wild ride
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Cobb & Co
Statement of responsibility
Sam Everingham
Title variation
Wild ride
Title variation remainder
the rise and fall of Cobb and Co
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1853, a young American arrived in the new colony of Victoria hoping to make his fortune from the world's greatest gold rush. He soon realised that the real money was to be made from the miners' need to travel from the fields where they found their gold to the towns where they spent it, and established a coach company that would literally carry his name into every household in the land: Cobb & Co. But Freeman Cobb himself was long gone by the time the company bearing his name became an Australian legend. Wild Ride is the story of the two extraordinary men, James Rutherford and Frank Whitney, who along with their business partners took Cobb's humble company and made it into the Qantas of its day. These were pioneers, carving a path through otherwise impassable terrain, settling unsettled land, enduring bushrangers and terrible accidents, and making their fortunes. The Rutherford and Whitney families became two of the most significant of their era, unrivalled in their influence and, finally, vicious in their falling out
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everingham, Sam
Dewey number
388.3228
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rutherford, James
  • Whitney, William Franklin
  • Cobb and Co
  • Coaching
  • Transportation
  • u-at---
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Wild ride : the rise and fall of Cobb & Co, Sam Everingham
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Publication
Note
  • Contents: Introduction --Pt. 1. Young entrepreneurs: 1853-1864 --Pt. 2. The boom years: 1865-1882 --Pt. 3. A certain station in life: 1883-1895 --Pt. 4. A battle of wills: 1895-1929
  • Bibliography: p. 302-306
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [302]-306
Contents
Part 1. Young entrepreneurs : 1853-1864 --1. Freeman Cobb -- 4. James Rutherford --5. Consortium -- 6. Expansion into New South Wales-- Part 2. Boom years : 1865-1882 --9. Expansion into Queensland -- 10. Diversification -- 12. Roads, routes and passengers -- Part 3. A certain station in life : 1883-1895 -- 14. Status and power -- 15. Financial collapse -- 16. Descent into lunacy -- Part 4. A battle of wills : 1895-1929 -- 17. Painful division -- 18. Legal challenges -- Death of coaching
Control code
000041121091
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670029174
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Wild ride : the rise and fall of Cobb & Co, Sam Everingham
Publication
Note
  • Contents: Introduction --Pt. 1. Young entrepreneurs: 1853-1864 --Pt. 2. The boom years: 1865-1882 --Pt. 3. A certain station in life: 1883-1895 --Pt. 4. A battle of wills: 1895-1929
  • Bibliography: p. 302-306
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [302]-306
Contents
Part 1. Young entrepreneurs : 1853-1864 --1. Freeman Cobb -- 4. James Rutherford --5. Consortium -- 6. Expansion into New South Wales-- Part 2. Boom years : 1865-1882 --9. Expansion into Queensland -- 10. Diversification -- 12. Roads, routes and passengers -- Part 3. A certain station in life : 1883-1895 -- 14. Status and power -- 15. Financial collapse -- 16. Descent into lunacy -- Part 4. A battle of wills : 1895-1929 -- 17. Painful division -- 18. Legal challenges -- Death of coaching
Control code
000041121091
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 308 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670029174
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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