"CABBAGE TREE NED"
Unveiling of Headstone
BALLARAT, Sunday - Memories of old coaching days were revived to-day at the unveiling of the headstone over the grave at the Ballarat New Cemetery of Edward Devine once known as 'Cabbage Tree Ned ', one of Cobb and Co's coach drlvers. The assemblage, presided over by the Mayor (Councillor J Pryor), in- cluded Mr F. Smiley (president of Cobb and Co's Old Coach-drivers' Association), who once drove in the Western district, and Mr A Partington (secretary), who figured on the Ballarat-Streatham run. The Historical Society of Victoria was represented by Messrs J K Moir and J A Allan. It was Mr Moir who two years
ago found that Devine had been buried
in a pauper's grave after his death at the Ballarat Benevolent Home in 1908, and he took steps whlch, through the Cobb and Co's Old Drivers' Association, resulted in the old driver's grave being sur- mounted with an appropriate stone.