Biographical entry Swanton, James
James Swanton, in partnership with three other Americans, Freeman Cobb, John B. Lamber and John Murray Peck, 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. Swanton, an expert driver and horse-breaker, managed the road and acted as a relief driver.
- 'Swanton, James', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476918. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_s.html. Details
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