Allan Fox

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Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Allan Fox was a participant in the Eureka Stockade Battle.[1]

Mr Allan Fox, who died in Hay last week,just on the close of his 88th year, was one of the men who took part in the Eureka stockade rising in Ballarat (Vic.)[2]

Post 1854 Experiences

Allan Fox was a hotel keeper in Hay for a number of years.[3]


OLD HAY IDENTITY DEAD. - Allan Fox, who came to Hay nearly half a century ago, was found dead in his room on Tuesday. He was 88 years of age and was in the Eureka Stockade fight in Ballarat where he was a successful miner. He kept the Bushman's Home Hotel in Hay for a number of years. [4]

One of the old identities of the town, Mr. Allan Fox, died at his residence, Myers-street, about midday to day. He had been in indifferent health for the past week, but suggestions that he should see a doctor were disregarded. He was doing shopping yesterday. His neighbor, Mr. Ellis, had been very kind to him, and when he went to inquire for him at the luncheon hour to-day he was informed by Mr. Meahhar that he believed he was dead. The deceased was a very old man — he would have celebrated his 89th birthday had he lived till Christmas Day. Apparently he had, after dressing himself, started to make his bed, as his dead body was found in a reclining position on the bed. He had living with him an elderly man, named John Meaher. He had no known relatives. Allan Fox came to the district over forty-five years ago. His first job was boundary riding on Eli Elwah, and afterwards at Mungadal. He was best known as the keeper of the Bushman's Home, which he maintained up to a few years ago. He was a native of the Old Country, and when he came to Australia he went to Ballarat gold mining. There he took part in the Eureka Stockade fight, but was one of those who es caped arrest. He made a good deal of money mining, but afterwards lost, it in speculating. So far as is known he was never married.[5]

On Tuesday next, on the premises, at the foot of Myers-street, Messrs. R, C. McKinney and Co. will sell, on ac count of the Hay Hospital, the property lately occupied by the late Allan Fox, and also his personal effects. The sale will take place at 2 p.m. The late Mr Fox bequeathed all the property of which he was possessed to the Hay Hospital, and the object of the sale is to wind up the estate. Fuller particulars of the property, and the terms, may be obtained from the auctioneers, and will be announced at the sale.[6]

See also

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


  1. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, 29 December 1922.
  2. Maitland Daily Mercury, 26 December 1922.
  3. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, 29 December 1922.
  4. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, 29 December 1922.
  5. Riverine Grazier, 22 December 1922.
  6. Riverine Grazier, 19 July 1923.

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