Eugene Bellairs

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Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Katholisch Kapelle aus den Gravel Pit Lunis 3u Ballarat Januav 1854 by William Strutt. State Library of Victoria Collection (H12532)

Assistant Surveyor Eugene Bellair was undertaking a chain survey in Ballarat East in September 1854. The survey started at St Alipius Chapel[1]

At the State Treason Trials Witnesses deposing against Charles Brown, Thomas Barry, Michael Tuohy, Henry Read and James Campbell were: George King, John King, Samuel Burnell, John Dougherty, Michael Lawler, Joseph Penrose, John White, John Penaluna, Eugene Bellairs, James Wearne, James Richardson Gaunt, Peter Ellis, John Sullivan, James Clerk, Joseph Raynor, Henry Bedwell, William Richardson.

Eugene Bellairs swore in his deposition:

[I was] stopped by a party of men and questioned as to whether I was a trooper ?? said you may thank God you are not a Trooper - or you have been ??

Sworn before me Eugene Bellairs

At Ballarat this 8th December 1854

E. Sturt PM[2]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Further Reading

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


  1. Harvey, Jack, "Eureka Rediscovered", University of Ballarat, 1994.
  2. VPRS 5527 Unit 2, Item 5, p. 41

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