J. Abbray supplied cartridge for guns to the amount of three pounds to the military and police during the Ballarat Riots. 
- Parliamentary Papers, Victoria 1855-6, BALLAARAT RIOTS. EXPENSES OF TROOPS AND POLICE. Return to Address, - Mr Wheeler, 17th January 1856. Laid upon the Council Table by the Chief Secretary by command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, and Ordered by the Council to be Printed, 17th March 1856. By authority, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne. C-No.33 a.