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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.

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