Notes:THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE.
Topic: You've got mail: Cobb & Co
Presenter: Eve Terry (together with trainee Gail Chandler.)
The Commonwealth Government took the responsibility for postal matters from the colonies on Federation in 1901. Many colonial records relating to the administration of the postal function came under Commonwealth Government control in 1901. These records, as well as records since that date, are now held by offices of the National Archives.
This presentation focuses on the Queensland mail delivery routes and contracts held by Cobb & Co, a leading mail contractor for the Postmaster General's Department.
Cobb & Co were renowned for their speed and reliability in getting the mail through on time, and keeping the State connected.
The event will be held at 10 am Queensland, Australia time (AEST, no daylight saving). It will be recorded. A password to access the Vimeo recording will be sent to all registrants after the event. The recording will be available for one month.
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