James Tarleton

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Background

James Madison Tarleton was born in 1808 at New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States of America.[1]

Tarleton was American Consul living in Melbourne, and as the representative of the Americans in Victoria he was responsible for overseeing the conduct of potentially unruly Americans in Victoria. [2] George Train noted: Our Consul, Mr Tarlton, responded to the national toast and was well received. he promised to protect the flag. If he don't, we shall - for 'tis a precious piece of bunting ... [3]

He died in 1880 and was buried at the Congressional Cemetery, Washington.[4]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

A dinner at Ballarat's Victoria Hotel on 28 November 1854 was attended by James Tarleton. Distant shots were heard during the dinner and officials left hurriedly. James McGill rushed in and whispered a password, thought to be the Celtic 'Faugh-a-balagh' meaning 'clear the way. The diners knew the army was on the way.[5][6]

Tarleton was the American Consul, at the time of the Eureka Stockade, who wrote to Governor Charles Hotham, on the authority of Mr. Nichols, an American in Ballarat, that Americans did not participate in the Ballarat encounter. [7]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Charles Kenworthy

George Train

United States of America

Further Reading

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


References

  1. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  3. Train, George F., A Yankee Merchant in Goldrush Australia, William Heinemann Australia Pty Ltd, 1970, p1109.
  4. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  5. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  6. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  7. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

External links

https://bih.federation.edu.au/index.php/Dinner_for_James_M._Tarleton,_U.S._Consul



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