Horse drawn mail cart
Katherine to Pine Creek
Getting a cart ride from town to town was a preferred option for people all around the world in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
If a person didn’t own a horse and cart, they could ask for a ride with someone who did. Most often people who owned a horse and cart made a living from carrying goods, such as merchants, and they may have asked for payment in return for the ride.
Borella’s ride on the mail coach between Katherine and Pine Creek was probably something he paid for.
100 years later
Fred McConnel from Katherine provided a horse and cart to join the Borella Ride from Katherine to Pine Creek. He drove the cart, accompanied by Richard Borella.