Kendals Coach & Horses Hartley

George Kendal

1846 Charged with Murder


Operating The Currency Lass at Lapstone Hill

1850 Proprietor of Coach & Horses Hartley

1851 in partnership of



in 1853 left Coach and Horses and

1853 In partnership with PAYTON, AND PEISLEY



1855  Mail Contractor


1855 Mr Wood takes over the Coach & Horses

1862 At Rose Inn Penrith

1864 Died at Penrith

GEORGE KENDALL, OF  HARTLEY BEGS to inform the inhabitants of the surrounding districts, and all travellers, that he has lowered the prices as follows : Horses in the stable, hay and corn of the best, 3s. Meals, Is. 6d. ; the lower class, 1d. Beds, ditto. He has got good sheep-yards and stock-yards, and stabling, and accommodation of the very best. Any person for the Mudgee mail, can be accommodated with breakfast of the very best for Is. 6d.

Likewise he wishes to inform he has a large stock of spirits on hand, prices as follow :-Brandy, Martel, of the best, 14«. per gallon; by the bottle, 3«. Rum, Jamaica, by the gallon, 8s. 6d, ; by the bottle, 2s. Whiskey, 14a. j by the bottle, 3s. Gin, by the case, £2 8s. ; by the quart, 4s. Port Wine, of the best, 10í. per gallon; 2s. per bottle. Sherry, ditto. Syrup, 7s. 6d. per / gallon. Peppermint, ditto. Cloves, ditto. _4231


M'LENNAN AND. ROSE beg to inform the inhabitants of the district of  Hartley, and the public generally, that they are now opening, and have on sale, a large and well-selected Stock of Goods, consisting of everything likely to be required. The whole has been selected with care, which all buyers, I on inspection, will at once observe.

M'L. and R. flatter themselves that their prices have always been moderate, and on the present occasion promise their numerous customer?, that no exertion shall be wanting on their part, particularly as regards prices and qualities, to secure a share of public patronage.

Bowenfels, March 23.

P.S.-Payment of all accounts to the end of last year is requested. /!378


Saturday 13 September 1851


MESSRS. KENDAL AND WHEATLEY beg leave to acquaint the public, and particularly those that intend a visit to the Australian Gold Mines, that on and after the 25th instant they will run a four-horse Coach to and from Sydney to Penrith, daily ; from Penrith to Hartley  three times a-week, viz., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, leaving Penrith at 6 in the morning, arriving at   Hartley at 4 in the evening, and returning on the following days, Sundays excepted ; from Hartley  to Keenan's, at the Turon Diggings, daily, leaving  Hartley at 6 in the morning, and arriving at the Turon Diggings at 6 in the evening; the whole of the journey from Penrith to the Gold Field will be performed in two days, and all in the daylight.

Booking Offices as follows

The Bull's Head, George-street, Sydney

Mr. Teasdale's, White Horse Cellar, Parramatta

Mr. J. Anderson's, Star Inn, Penrith  

Mr. G. Kendal's, Coach and Horses, Hartley

Mr. T. Keenan's, at the Turon.

Fares, from Sydney to Keenan's, at the Turon, £2 6s. ; luggage allowed to each passenger 20 lbs., all over the above weight to be charged for at a moderate rate ; the above Coach will be driven over the Mountains by an experienced whip that drove for eleven years on the same road, and never had a capsize.

Messrs. K. and W. pledge themselves that civility and attention will be their MOTTO. 3606



Thursday 4 December 1851


To the Editors of the Sydney Morning Herald.

GENTLEMEN,-I beg you will contradict the advertisement of the accident on Monday , the 24th ultimo, in Friday's, 'paper. It being represented that my coach was upset, the coach was not on the road the same day. My spring cart was on its return from the Weatherboard for the private accommodation of two passengers. Met teams on the road at Pulpit-hill ; was asked by them to take the wrong side of I the road ; the horses shied at the high load and white tarpaulin'; came in contact with a stump"; the driver pulling with all his might, the coupling rein broke, the horses going wrong, the cart upset. The teams being stuck, no other remedy but to take the wrong side of the road, at the request of the team drivers, which is often the case on the mountains. The driver being only at a walk at the time the horses shied, being represented in Friday's paper that ho was driving furiously down the hill, which was proved to the contrary, and is altogether false.

Your most obedient servant


Hartley, December 1._



MESSRS. KENDAL AND WHEATLEY take this opportunity to return their sincere thanks to the public for the marked patronage they have received since they commenced running their coach to Keenan's, at the Turon, and beg respectfully to apprise all those persons that intend a journey to the Australian (¡old Mines, that the statement made by Mr. John Perry, and published in the Sydney Morning Herald of the 28th instant, is a falsehood, for the purpose of injuring us in our coaching pursuits, and leading astray that portion of the intending miners that arc not acquainted with the nearest route to the Turon. And as the old adage says, to bring grist to his own mill, (as every person may not be aware that Mr. J. Perry is , a coach proprietor); and, further, we beg to . state, that the Mudgee mail has never been two hours behind its time since Kendal has

! been contractor for the conveyance of the sumo, , and any delays that have hitherto accrued have : been occasioned by the late arrivals of the Penrith mail at Hartley.

J And, further, they state with confidence, I that Keenan's is not more than six miles from  the Turon Diggings, and that g -Id has been got I within two miles of Keenan's house. We now appeal to those persons who had the misfortune to be passenger in Mr. Perry's coach on  the morning of the 26th instant, whether it is  safe or not for any sensible person to pay their j money and risk their lives in such machines as are termed the Bathurst Royal Mail, as the bags containing the mail had to he conveyed by our coach on the morning of the above date, from the 14th mile-stone to Hartley, and likewise Dunn (the driver), who was much Injured, and had not Kendal taken up the mail, there is no doubt it would have been a day behind its time, and conveyed in a cart at the rate of some four miles per hour, as the gold and  its escort wasThursday last.

We can assure the public at large, that the distance from Sydney to the Turon, via Bathurst, is thirty miles further than the Mudgee Road, besides being a mountainous and a dangerous road. 4486 J

Wednesday 17 June 1846

Reported Murder.- George Kendall, who was reported a few days since to be in custody for the murder of a man named Garrick, has been committed for trial for manslaughter. The circumstances, as elicited at the inquest held by C. Sims, Esq., the coroner for the district, appear to be as follows:-Kendall, who is a small farmer residing within a mile of the town, was at Homebush on the last day of the races with his wife, when the latter observing the deceased Garrick, who was in Kendall's employ, coming galloping along the road from the direction of Sydney, lying on a cart which was being driven by some strange men, directed her husband's attention to the circumstance. Kendall then went towards the cart, and on coming up found Garrick in a state of intoxication. Kendall began to abuse him, and some very angry words ensued, and on Garrick's refusing to quit the team, and saying he would take it home, Kendall, who was very much exasperated, struck him on the head with the brass hammer attached to the end of the whip he had in his hand. Only one blow was struck, but, according to the medical evidence, such was the force of it, that it penetrated into the substance of the brain, lodging in it a portion of the cabbage-tree hat he was wearing. Garrick then left the team, and made his way on to the Western Road, where, on the Penrith side of the toll- bar, he was picked up and placed on a dray, and conveyed to the Eastern Creek, from whence he walked home, a distance of nine miles, with the fearful wound already de- scribed in his head. On his arrival in Penrith on the following (Saturday) morning, he refused to allow medical aid to be sent for, but which nevertheless was called in on Sunday morning, and Dr. Glisson informing the Coroner of Garrick/s state, Mr. Sims, with praiseworthy promptness, procured the attendance of Mr. Lethbridge to take his deposition, but the deranged state the de- ceased was then in prevented any statement being got, and Garrick expired the same evening. At the holding of the inquest, it being stated that a man of the name of Cummings, residing at Hartley, had been heard to mention that he knew the whole particulars of this unfortunate affair, the inquiry was adjourned, and a subpoena sent for Cummings, but which he disregarded, and he at length had to be brought down on warrant, when the testimony he gave was distinguished by gross prevarication from the statement he bud* previously given as to his knowledge of the affair. There does not seem to have been any blow given by Garrick. It is rather singular, and deeply to be regretted, that notwithstanding every possible exertion has been employed, no tidings or trace can be discovered of the parties in charge of the team which conveyed Garrick from the Western Road to the Eastern Creek. Kendal is well known in the district as having been at one time the driver of one of the coaches travelling through it. The affair has excited considerable stir in this quiet and peaceful town.

-Herald, July 15


Tuesday 7 January 1862

ROSE INN, PENRITH.-TO LET, that old-established house, known as the ROSE INN, Penrith, at present occupied by Mr. George Kendal , now in full trade. Intending purchasers are invited to inspect the house, stock-in-trade, and furniture.

N.B.-Mr. Kendal is determined to sell out at any reasonable offer, inside and out, except his wearing apparel and bedding. Apply to the proprietor on the promises.


KENDAL- May 15th, at his residence, the Rose Inn, Penrith, Mr. George Kendal, aged 59 years, an old and much-respected resident.

Saturday 21 May 1864




CHEAP TRAVELLING. MESSRS. KENDAL, PAYTON, AND PEISLEY beg leave to announce to the gold diggers and others of the western district that they have been induced, in consequence of the very exorbitant charges hitherto exacted, and to create competition, to start a four-horse coach from the Black Boy Hotel, at the comer of George and King streets, Sydney, every morning, at nine o'clock, and arriving at the Twenty-mile Hollow every evening--retaining from thence every morning at six, and arriving in Sydney at six same day-a distance .f fifty-five miles, being half way to Bathurst, and the whole distance performed in daylight ; being the heaviest part of the road, for the sum ©f Fifteen Shillings. All baggage over 14lbs. weight to be charged at the rate of 3d. per pound.

Messrs. K,P., and P. have a hope of running the whole distance, as soon as they can get extra coaches prepared, at a corresponding price. To start on and after Monday, 10th instant._1098


'NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS.-The Royal Mail, I3I to Parramatta, Penrith, Hartley, Bathurst, and all the Gold-fields.-The proprietors of the above beg respectfully to Inform their friends and the public generally, that having again been accepted as mall contractors for the Bathurst and Windsor roads, they may rely upon receiving that civility and courtesy Which ha» hitherto characterised their endeavours.

Fares from Sydney to Penrith, 6s. Ditto ditto ditto Hartley, £2.

N.B. To parsons travelling by the above- the only mall conveyance from  Sydney for the above named place will be pleased 0 note the Booking Offlots :

Sydney: Mr. G. HRANS3aOVE'S, Great Britain Hotel, corner of King and George streets ; leaves dally, at 5 o'clock. Mr. PATTON'«, Parramatta. Mr. KENDAL's, Penrith.

Mr. MURRAY'S, Hartley._


MERCHANTS and others are respectfully informed that all Gold melted or refined at this establishment is as- sayed, and the assay stamped upon the several ingots, which may be either according to English, French, or American standard (as de- sired) ; mint process being in all instances resorted to. The very best instruments and means for carrying on operations have been procured, and previous results corroborated by eminent assayers. A confident guarantee can therefore be given that assays made here shall correspond with those of any well known assayer in the mother country. As the quality of gold varies more or less from every particular locality, the present offers every facility forsustaining its precise value with the greatest certainty._1059

'THE undersigned hereby give notice BL that they intend to continue running their Four-horse Coaches from and to Sydney, Parramatta, Penrith, Hartley, and Bathurst, daily, during the ensuing year, leaving Sydney every evening at half-past 4 o'clock P.M., arriving in Penrith at half-past,9 o'clock, and in Bathurst at 6 o'clock P.M. the following evening ; and on the return leaving Bathurst at half-past 2 o'clock A.M., leaving Penrith the following morning at 4 o'clock A.M., arriving in Sydney at 9 o clock A.M. Fares each way £2 108., children under nine years of age half fare. Each passenger allowed to carry 14 lbs. of luggage, all over will be charged 6d. per lb., and will be liable to be weighed and charged for at any station on the road. Parcels in reasonable" bulk will be carried at the following rates, viz. :-5 lbs. and under, 6s. ; over 5 lbs. and under 10 lbs., 7s. Gd. ; and all over 10 lbs. 6d. per lb.,-and no responsibility incurred unless booked for value.

N.B.-The Proprietors will not be responsible for accidents.

Booking Offices at Mr. Tait's, late Mrs. Titterton's, George-street, Sydney ; Mr. Paton's, Australian Arms, Parramatta; Mr. John Perry's, Rose Inn, Penrith: Mr. Wood's, Coach and Horses, Hartley ; and Mr. Rotton's, Queen Victoria Hotel, Bathurst.



Proprietors. JOHN HILT, )

N.B.-Persons in Sydney wishing to secure seats can book through to the Turon, as the Mail runs daily from Mr. Rotton's to that place._9088






MESSRS. KENDALL AND WHEATLEY respectfully take this opportunity to acquaint the public, that they will run their new coach from Hartley lo the Razor back daily, on and after the first of October next. Fares to and from Sydney to the Razor- back, three pounds. R. and W. wish to apprise all new comers, and those unacquainted with the Western Interior, that the Razorback is only two miles from the township of Sofala and the Golden Point.

Booking Offices as follows: -

The Bull's Head. George-street, Sydney

Mr. Teasdale'«, White Horse Cellar, Parramatta

Mr. J. Anderson's, Star Inn, Penrith

Mr. William Wheatley's,Coach and Horses, Penrith

Mr. G.Kendal's,Coach and Horses, Hartley

Mr. T. Keenan's, at the Turon. 6525

Tuesday 14 October 1851


An  hotel in Penrith was the Coach and Horses,  also known as Wheatley’s Hotel  and Mr. Wheatley ran it – with the help of his wife. It was on the Kingswood side of Parker Street. The story goes that Mrs. Wheatley loved bushrangers – she hid them, fed them and gave them gentleman’s clothes so they could take their gold and spoils to Sydney. Mr. Wheatley objected but was too afraid to tell the police.

The marriage was shaky anyway and Mr. & Mrs. Wheatley parted. She was given a house in Penrith and a weekly allowance. He had the hotel pulled down and sold the land. Mr. Wheatley was going to Sydney one day and was thrown from his horse near Blacktown and killed.