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Agency Details

Agency Number: NG2622
Title: PAGE'S ROYAL MAIL COACH
Start Date: 01 Jan 1848
End Date: 31 Dec 1880
Description:

Page's Royal Mail Coach operated passenger services between Launceston and Hobart. A timetable of coaches appears in Walch's Almanac. The company was established in 1848, and until the 1870s was one of the main operators in Van Diemen's Land. With the completion of the Tasmanian Main Line Railway from Hobart to Launceston in 1876, travel time was reduced from 14-15 hours to seven and the use of the coach service declined. Samuel Page died on 31 March 1878.

Information Sources:

Walch's Tasmanian Almanac, 1875, p. 132, 144.

Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Correspondence file under Samuel Page.

The Companion to Tasmanian History, 2006, 'Engineers and Engineering'.

C. A. S. Page, 'Page, Samuel (1810 - 1878)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, Melbourne University Press, 1967, p. 308.

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30 TASMANIAN BUSINESSES
Series Created By Agency:
NS3247  WAY BILL OF NIGHT COACH FOR LAUNCESTON 24 Oct 1875 26 Oct 1875