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Contracts for Conveyance of
Post Office Mails
January 1891


The Contracts for the conveyance of Post Office Mails in New South Wales for 1891 are shown in the Government Gazette of that year. Since this is a very long list, only the contracts for those parts of the Western and Southern Roads that are within the NSW-West area have been given.

This page is the work of Rusheen Craig.

WESTERN ROAD

Name and Address of contractor.

Postal Lines; Distance; Frequency; Mode of conveyance; Annual amount payable to contractors; Date of termination of contract.

James SELBY of Booligal.
Euabalong, Willanthry, Hillston, Whealbah, and Booligal (Contractor to travel from Willanthry to Euabalong once a week, via the north side of the Lachlan River, returning from Euabalong to Willanthry, via Lake Cudgellico, Cooper's, Uabba (Cumming's), "Merry Abba Hotel" (Mann's), and Merri Merrigal (Brewer's), on the south side of the river; and once a week along the south side of the river by way of the places mentioned, returning by the north side);
125/132 miles; Twice a week; 2 or 3 horse 4-wheeled waggon; 400; Dec'92.

John BUCKLEY of Euabalong.
Euabalong and Lake Cudgellico; 20 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach; 55; Dec'92. Charles EASON of Mount Hope. Euabalong, South Mount Hope, and Mount Hope; 40 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach; 115; Dec'92.

Henry CABOT of Euabalong.
Euabalong, and Nymagee, via Welsh's, Dine Dine, Eremeran, Nangribone, Conley's, Overflows Babinda, and Rosett's;

John O'BRAY of Cobar.
Nymagee and Cobar, via Rock Holes and Limekilns; and Nymagee and Cobar, via Priory and Shearlegs; 66 mls; Once a week; 4-wheeled conveyance, 2 horses; 99-10-0; Dec'92.

W.O.ANDERSON of Warren.
Warren and Quambone; 59 mls; Twice a week; 99; Dec'91.

Henry T.PRATT of Canonbar.
Canonbar and Colane; 9 mls; Once a week; Horseback; 35; Dec'92.

Richard HARRIS of Nyngan.
Railway Station and Post Office, Nyngan; 3/4 ml; Twice or oftener daily; 1-horse vehicle; Dec'93.

William OLDFIELD of Wellington.
Nyngan, "Wicklow", and Nymagee by surveyed road; 62 mls; 3 times a week; Coach and 2 or more horses; 188-10-0; Dec'91.

Henry W.BELFORD of Nyngan.
Nyngan, Hermitage Plains, and Cobar; 90 mls; 3 times a week; Conveyance and 2 or more horses; 247; Dec'92.

Edwin FIELD of Nyngan.
Nyngan, "Monkey", and Gongolgon; 88 mls; Once a week; 2 or 4-wheeled conveyance; 1 or more horses; 188-10-0.

R.DALEY and J.CATRINA of Nyngan.
Nyngan and Dandaloo, via Terrangan; 75 mls; Twice a week; Horseback; 197; Dec'93.

Henry T.PRATT of Canonbar.
Nyngan and Canonbar; 20 mls; Twice a week; 4-wheeled vehicle 2 horses; 52.

John OBRAY of Cobar.
Cobar and Louth; 90 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach; 170; Dec'91.

Alfred FRANCISCO of Cobar.
Cobar, Belaraboon (mail-box), Necarbo, and Fulham Park; 116 mls; Once a week; 135 (Contract to terminate at 3 months notice on either side).

John FRANCISCO of Cobar.
Cobar and Gilgunnia, via Lerida, Central, Belford, Lachlan Downs, Wirlong, Thule, and Bedooba Stations; 103 mls; Once a week; 75 (Contracts to terminate at 3 months notice on either side).

Alfred FRANCISCO of Cobar.
Cobar and "Bulla Bulla", via No.1 Government Tank, Wilcannia Road, Tambua, Letter-box, "Dominick's Hotel", No.2 Government Tank, Barnato Station, Mulga Downs, Gidgee Gap, Tiltagoona, Innesowen, and Jacob's Well; 160 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach to Barnato and thence by horseback; 60; Dec'91.

William BOLTON of Brewarrina.
"Monkey" and Brewarrina, along left bank of Marra Creek; 95 mls; Once a week; Horseback; 120.

Walter C. COLLESS of Brewarrina.
Railway Station and Post Office Byrock; 1/7 ml; Twicw a day or oftener if required; 65; Dec'92.

George DONNELLEY of Byrock.
Byrock, "Tarcoon", and Brewarrina (Contractor to substitute for this service a tri-weekly one between Byrock, Gongolgon and Brewarrina, for the sum at the rate of 143 per annum, if required); 57 miles; Three times a week; 2 or 4-horse coach; 164; Dec'92.

Thomas H.MAHER of Bogan River, Brewarrina.
"Tarcoon" and "Beemery"; 28 miles; Once a week; 52; Dec'91.

Robert CLEMENTS of "Willawillingbah", Goodooga.
Brewarrina, "Willawillingbah", and Goodooga, via Moorabilla, Bundabulla, Willah, Muckerawah, Bumble, and Bree Police Station; 84 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach; 124; Dec'91.

Robert CLEMENTS of "Willawillingbah", Goodooga.
Brewarrina, Talawanta, Brenda, and Goodooga, via Bundabulla, Llangboyde, on the Biree, Weilmoringh Station, on the Culgoa, Tatala, Guomery, and Biree Stations; 128 mls. Once a week; 2-horse vehicle; 140; Dec'92.

John NOWLAN of Bourke.
Brewarrina and Diemunga (on Culgoa River), via the "Horse and Jockey Hotel", Biree River, and Cockellireena; 80 mls; Once a week; 139; Dec'92.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Railway Station to Post Office Bourke; 3/8 ml; Once or oftener daily; Vehicle; 49-10-0; Dec'93.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Bourke, North Bourke, Munganyah, Enngonia and Barringun, via West Bourke, Gedia Camp Lake, Box-holes, Native Dog Springs, Lila, and Belalie; 90 mls; Twice a week; Coach, 2 or more horses; 279; Dec'92.

John ANTHONEY jun. of Enngonia.
Bourke and Enngonia, via Warraweenah, "Culgoa Hotel", Kinibree, Cockellireena, Corella, and Lednapper; 126 mls; Once a week; 2-horse vehicle or horseback; 143; Dec'91.

John OBRAY of Cobar.
Bourke, Cobar, and the Cornish, Scottish, and Australian Copper Mines, by the new surveyed road, via "Two Water-holes", Corella, Curraweena Tanks, Tindary, and Billagoe; 104 mls; Once a week; 175; Dec'92.

Thomas DOYLE of Wanaaring.
Bourke and Wanaaring; 113 mls; Once a week; 4-horse coach; 130; Dec'92.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Bourke, North Bourke, Ford's Bridge, Yantabulla, and Hungerford, via Brindingabba; 140 mls; Once a week; Coach and 2 or more horses; 445; Dec'91.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Bourke, North Bourke, Ford's Bridge, Yantabulla, and Hungerford, via Brindingabba; 140 mls; Once a week; Coach and 2 or more horses; 380; Dec'91.

[Repeat of above with different salary.]

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Bourke, Louth, Tilpa, Tankerooka, and Wilcannia, travelling either side of the Darling River; 250 mls; Twice a week; 2 or 4-horse coach; 1,150; Dec'91.

Thomas DOYLE of Wanaaring.
Wanaaring Post Office and Berawinia Station, via Urisino, Elsinora, and Thurloo Downs; (Contractor allowed 25 additional for extending service to Waverley Downs, 20 mls extra, from 9 Jan'91.) 90 mls; Once a week; Coach and 2 horses; 65; Dec'93.

Edmund BARTON of Wanaaring.
Wanaaring and Hungerford; 57 mls; Once a week; 2-horse buggy; 95; Dec'91.

James BURGESS of Wilcannia.
Wanaaring and Wilcannia; 173 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach; 500; Dec'91.

 

SOUTH ROAD.

Alfred H.CLIFTON of Darlington Point.
Darlington Railway Station and Darlington Point Post Office, near the river; 8 mls; Six times a week, or 7 if required; 4-wheeled vehicle or waggonette, 1 or more horses; 38-10-0; Dec'93.

Edwin J.CUMMINGS of Woodlands, via Darlington Point.
From Darlington Point Post Office to Warengesda Mission Station, thence to the homesteads of Cummings (Woodlands), E.Lander, D.Fraser, Kook and Sons, L.Lander, and thence to Darlington Point Post Office; 26 mls; Twice a week; Horseback; 29-10-0; Dec'92.

Robert DONOHOE of Hay.
Darlington Point and Hay, travelling on the south side of the river; 76 mls; Three times a week; 2-horse coach; 349; Dec'92.

ROBERTSON, WAGNER & Co of Hay.
Carrathool, Dry Lake, Gunbar, and Hillston; 75 mls; Twice a week; Conveyance, 2 or more horses; 180; Dec'93.

William REED of Hay.
Railway Station and Post Office, Hay; 2/3 ml; Once or oftener daily; Cart; 60; Dec'91.

ROBERTSON, WAGNER & Co of Hay.
Hay and Booligal; 51 mls; Three times a week; 2 or 4-horse coach; 400; Dec'92.

ROBERTSON, WAGNER & Co of Hay.
Hay, Booroorban, Wanganella, Pretty Pine, and Deniliquin; 80 mls; Six times a week; 4-wheeled American coach; 1680; Dec'92.

Z.& S.BURTON of Wentworth.
Hay, Maude, Oxley, and Balranald by direct route. (Contractors to travel once a week, when practicable, via Gilam and Nap Nap mail-box, which is on the north side of the river.); 120 mls; Tree times a week; Coach, 3 horses; 1150; Dec'91.

Michael CHARTERS of Wilcannia.
Booligal, Mossgiel, Ivanhoe, and Wilcannia; 180 mls; Twice a week; 2 or 4-horse coach; 1600; Dec'92.

Michael CHARTERS of Wilcannia.
Booligal, Mossgiel, and Ivanhoe; 90 mls; Once a week; Coach; 350; Dec'92.

Peter R.SLATTER of Oxley.
Booligal, Culparlin, and Oxley, via Nicholson's, Turner's, Bent's, Honen's, and Moffat's Homestead Leases, Arrawatta, Culpataro Station, and Smith's McShelland's, Ingram's, and Holmes's Homestead Leases; 100 mls; Once a week; 4-wheeled trap or waggonette, 2 horses; 175; Dec'91.

William H.KEAST of Nyngan.
Adelaide Camp (on the Booligal-Mossgiel Mail Line) and Willandra Hut, via Merungle Station, Walker's, Hutchinson, and Vagg's selections, Yandembah Station, Haylock's selection, Moolbong Station, and Corbett's selection; 46 mls; Once a week; 2-horse vehicle; 50; Contract to terminate at 3 months' notice on either side.

Joe DENISON of Mossgiel.
Mossgiel, "Paddington", and Belaraboon (mail-box); 125 mls; Once a week; Cart and 1 horse; 276-11-0; Dec'93.

Deniliquin and Moama Railway Co of Deniliquin.
Deniliquin, Mathoura, Moira, Moama, and Echuca; 45 mls; Six or more times a week; Railway; 900; Contract to terminate at 3 months' notice on either side.

Andrew B.MATHEWSON of Deniliquin.
Deniliquin, Cochran Creek, and Noorong, via Cobran and North Wakool; 69 mls; Once a week; 2-horse waggonette; 110-10-0; Dec'91.

Z.& S.BURTON of Wentworth.
Balranald, Euston, Gol Gol, and Wentworth; 146 mls; Three times a week; 4-wheeled coach, 2 or more horses; 642; Dec'92.

Henry LINNETT of Balranald.
From Linett's "Junction Hotel" (on the Balranald and Ivanhoe Mail Line), to Block D, Magenta House, Woolpagerie Out Station, Gol Gol, Garn Pang, and Pan Ban; returning to Linnett's "Junction Hotel", via Mulurulu, Gol Gol, Woolpagerie Out Station, Magenta House, and Block D.; 181 mls; Once a week; 175; Dec'92.

Michael CHARTERS of Wilcannia,
Wentworth, Pooncarie, Menindie, and Wilcannia; 280 mls; Twice a week; Coach and 2 or 4 horses; 2200; Dec'91.

James NICHOLAS of Broken Hill.
Wentworth and Broken Hill, via the Ana-branch and Mr Cudmore's Popiltah Station; 205 mls; Once a week; Coach and 2 horses; 900; Dec'91.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Wilcannia, "Victoria Hotel", "Tarella", Yandarlo, Cobham, Milparinka, "The Albert", and Tibooburra; 207 mls; Twice a week; Coach, 2 or more horses; 994-10-0; Dec'91.

Michael CHARTERS of Wilcannia.
Wilcannia, Mount Gipps, Round Hill, and Broken Hill; 113 mls; Twice a week; Coach, 2 or 4 horses; 200.

Henry PEACOCK of Round Hill.
Broken Hill and Round Hill; 4 mls; Four times a week; Coach, 2 horses; 80.

Frank HARDY of Broken Hill.
Broken Hill, Pinnacles, Thackaringa Mines, and Cockburn (South Australia); 35 mls; Three times a week; 2-horse coach; 189.

Henry FIELD of South Broken Hill.
Broken Hill and South Broken Hill; 2 mls; Six times a week; Horseback; 52.

John H. GORDON of Menindie.
Broken Hill and Menindie, via Rockwell and Mulcalca Station; 66 mls; Twice a week; 4-horse coach; 51-10-0.

William H. REID of Yancannia, via Yandarlo.
Yandarlo and "Bootra", via Yancannia ans Salisbury; 60 mls; Once a week; 100.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Silverton, Day Dream, Purnamoota, Gainer's Hotel, and Euriowie; 54 mls; Twice a week; Coach, 2 or 4 horses; 100.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Euriowie, Poolamacca, Pampira, Gnalta, and "Victoria Hotel"; 122 mls; Once a week; 2-horse coach; 289.

Cobb & Co of Bathurst.
Euriowie and Cobham Lake, via Fowler's Gap, Bancannia Lake, and Packsaddle; 96 mls Once a week; 2 or 4-horse coach; 50.

Ernest C. CHAMBERS of Milparinka.
Milparinka and Mount Browne; 9 mls; Once a week; 2-horse vehicle; 44.

Percy FIELD of Yalpunga.
Tibooburra, Yalpunga, and Whompah; 42 mls; Once a week; 4-wheeled carriage; 110.


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