Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Eliza (Robe) and James Boyce Junior married on 1 April 1841 at the Independent Chapel, Launceston, Tasmania before coming to Victoria. His parents Margaret (Shortland) and James Boyce were married in 1818 Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land. A year after their son John James Boyce Junior was born in Hobart in 1819. Eliza (Robe) and John James Boyce Junior moved to south east Australia in 1842 where he worked as a butcher for the Hentys at Port Fairy. Eliza (Robe) and John James Boyce Junior’s fourth child, Alice Eureka, was born in Ballarat in 1854 where John was plying his trade as a butcher on the goldfields. She was a sister to Emma Eliza who had been born in Tasmania. After living in Ballarat the Boyce family moved to Briagolong in Gippsland where they brought up five girls and two boys. Eliza died on 19 February 1891 at Briagolong, Gippsland and James died around ten years later on 19 December 1902.
Post 1854 Experiences
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