Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
In the News
- Mr. Edward Stephens, who will celebrate his 95th birthday to-day at his home, Lake road, Stawell, is said to be the oldest
living male native of Victoria. Mr. Stephens was born in Melbourne In 1840. At the age of 15 years he was engaged in trans port work, driving horse teams between Melbourne and Ballarat, and he witnessed the Eureka Stockade episode. He knew Peter Lalor. A little later Mr. Stephen began a transport service between Ballarat and the South Australian border using a team of l8 oxen. In 1879 he took up land near the southern shore of Lake Hindmarsh. He was well-known through out the Wimmera for his excellent breed of Clydesdale horses. In 1923 at the age of 83 years Mr Stephens retired. He is a valued member of the Historical Society of Victoria. He was married at Stawell in 1867. Mr and Mrs Stephens both enjoy good health in their 68th year of married life.
- The Argus, 7 May 1935.