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Biographical entry Cobb, Freeman (1830 - 1878)

10 October 1830
Brewster, Massachusetts, United States of America
24 May 1878
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
Business executive and Coachline proprietor


Freeman Cobb, in partnership with three other Americans, John Murray Peck, James Swanton and John B. Lamber, began a coach service from Port Melbourne to Melbourne in 1853, expanding it in 1854 to include runs between Melbourne and Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine. The business came to be known as Cobb and Co.

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Rosanne Walker