Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
James Bourke petitioned the government:
That on Sunday morning the third day of December last my tent with all the property therein to the value of one hundred pounds was set on fire to and destroyed immediately after the attack of the Military and Police on the Stockade at Eureka aforesaid thereby causing extreme hardship and suffering to your Petitioner and his family.
That your Petitioner too no part in the Riot directly or indirectly which has already been declared before the Gold Fields Commission.
Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays Your Excellency to grant him compensation for the loss of his property.
And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.
Patrick Sheehan storekeeper
Pat Bolger merchant Ballarat
James Bourchier Clare Hotel Ballarat
Robert Muir of Muir Bros
McCann? Ballarat Library
William McCullough storekeeper
Bradshaw & Salmon storekeepers
George Harris storekeeper
A E & V Alexander BeeHive
Robinson & Cole
Hogg & Norris storekeeprs
Craply? Crosly? storekeeper
Alfred Siubo? MD
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Wickham, Dorothy, Shot in the Dark: Being the Petition for the Compensation Case of Benden S. Hassell, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1998.
- PROV, VPRS 1189, Unit 240, Item 54/J14433