James Moran

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Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences


A survivor of the Eureka Stockade riots, Jas. Moran, died at Windsor today, aged 74. [1]


The men who took part in the stirring incidents connected with the diggers’ revolt at Ballarat, when the Eureka stockade was captured, are passing away. Another of them has gone, in the person of Mr. James Moran, who died at Windsor at the age of 74. He was a mate of the late Peter Lalor, and was with that gentleman half an hour before he received the shot which deprived him of his arm. The deceased was an old colonist, having arrived before the gold discoveries.[2]


Mr James Moran, of Lewisham road Windsor, died very suddenly at his residence on Wednesday night. He went to his room at about half past 7 o'clock, and shortly afterwards was found to be dying. The death was reported to the coroner, but it was not considered necessary to hold an inquest. Mr Moran was 80 years of age, and a very old colonist. In the fifties he worked on the Ballarat gold fields as a mate of Mr Peter Lalor, afterwards Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He leaves A grown up family of six.[3]

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Further Reading

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


  1. Zeehan and Dundas Herald, 19 February 1904.
  2. Geelong Advertiser, Friday 19 February 1904, p. 1. Transcribed by Christine Stancliffe
  3. Argus (Melbourne), Friday 19 February 1904, p. 7. Transcribed by Christine Stancliffe

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