Cobb & Co trail

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 17:45
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Can anyone tell me where to get a map of the Cobb & Co trail through Windorah, Adavale etc in Far SW Queensland.
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Reply By: Swerv - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 18:17

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 18:17
Gidday Strat

You might have some luck at the Cobb and Co museum in Toowomba. I'm pretty sure that they would have info on the trails. I don't know what their address or phone number is but if you have a look at the web and search Toowoomba you might have some luck
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 09:14

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 09:14
Try the local Stage Coach depot
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Reply By: Billy - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 16:09

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 16:09
Strat,

If you do find out, could you please post back here. My GGGrandfather is buried next to the C&C route (also a stock route) where it crossed the Barcoo east of Windorah just off the Windorah/Yaraka Rd. I've often thought of trying to follow it. You can still see the indentations either side and some of the ford where they crossed the Barcoo. As a matter of interest the site of McGee's shanty (of Banjo's "A bush christening" ) is just up that track too.

"On the outer Barcoo, where churches are few and men of religion are scanty, on a road never crossed 'cept by folk that are lost, Michael McGee had a shanty"

FWIW, Banjo used to travel in the coach on that route in the early 1890's for both business and pleasure around the Winton district.

Guess who the poor bastard was who got lost... in 1885.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 16:21

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 16:21
Guess his name wasn't Billy, sorry, Wolfie made me say it.
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Follow Up By: Billy - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 16:26

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 16:26
No, Dick!....waiting now for the thunder..
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