Frederick Coxhead

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Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.


Frederick Coxhead was born in London, England around 1832.

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Coxhead was a lawyer's clerk who was injured at the Eureka Stockade on 3 December 1854. He died in May 1856 at a Benevolent Asylum (possibly in Melbourne) from injuries he sustained during the Eureka battle. [1]

Post 1854 Experiences

Amongst the deaths of recent occurrences at the Benevolent Asylum is that of Frederick Coxhead, native of London, lawyer’s clerk, and 24 years of age. He sided with the insurgents at the memorable battle of the Eureka Stockade at Ballarat, and received a gun-shot wound. Compression of the brain ensued, and an abscess then set in which terminated fatally on Sunday.[2]

See also

Eureka Stockade

Further Reading

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


  1. Dorothy Wickham, Deaths at Eureka, Ballarat 1996
  2. Melbourne Herald, 12 May 1856.

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