Isaac Mattson

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Mattson Grave, Coburg Cemetery, Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection


Isaac Mattson died on 25 September 1917.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Mr. Isaac Mattson, whose death has occurred in Melbourne in his 94th year, took an active part in the Eureka incident, in 1854, being, an intimate friend of Peter Lalor and of Esmond, the gold discoverer, one of Lalor's foragers for ammunition. Be was one of the pioneers of mining in California. He took an active part in securing the Presidency of the United States for Zachary Taylor in 1848, and left California for Ballarat in 1851. He has left four daughters, 17 grandchildren and nine great grand children. [2]

The Ballarat Courier newspaper reported that his remains were interred privately in the Coburg Cemetery. [3]

See also

Further Reading

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


  1. Recorder, December 1988.
  2. The Horsham Times, 9 October 1917.
  3. Ballarat Courier, 29 September 1917

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