Cover image for Page's Royal Mail Coach
Page's Royal Mail Coach
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1848
End Date:
31 Dec 1880
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. ;;
Functions Performed:
Tasmanian businesses
Series Created By Agency:
NS3247 Way Bill of Night Coach for Launceston24 Oct 187526 Oct 1875