Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
- A link with the Eureka days of Ballarat was broken yesterday by the death of Mr George Blake, which occurred at Melbourne on 13th August, at the age of 89 years. He was a colonist of over 80 years. Mr Blake was one of the earliest members of the Ballarat West Volunteer Fire Brigade and his photo still hangs on the wall of the Ballarat West Fire Brigade building. Up to the time of his death he held the status of an honorary fireman, a fact of which he was proud. Although a mere lad in 1854, Mr Blake remembered the Eureka riots, and remembered memories of what he heard miners engaged in the revolt had to say about that historic event. Mr Blake, who also lived Allandale, Warracknabeal and Geelong is survived by a widow, all adult family, and a number of relatives. He was buried at Fawkner Cemetery of 14th August.
Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Ballarat Courier, 17 August 1935.
- Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.