Convicts give Cobb & Co coach a royal paint job

Visitor Lee Carroll, of Toowong, and historian George Balsillie with a wheel from the replica coach.

FOR MORE than 30 years, this was the Qld manufacturing centre for Cobb & Co’s horse-drawn carriages. The firm closed its Brisbane coachworks and in 1886 established a factory at the corner of Watson and Wills streets, these days occupied by St Mary’s Catholic primary school.

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