John Campbell

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Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Billings, 1993 Conserved with a generous donation from the Chisholm family, 2014.
Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.

Background

John McFie Campbell was from the West Indies.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

A juror at the James Scobie Inquest

Campbell was inside the Eureka Stockade. He had a pistol and rifle and fired at soldiers around ten yards from the Stockade.[2]

Campbell was a witness examined during the report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the riot at Ballarat, and the burning of James Bentley's Eureka Hotel. [3]

According to his signature on the Benden Hassell Petition he was an agent and correspondent for the Age newspaper.

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Scobie's Murder

Military

Weapons

Further Reading

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


References

  1. Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.173.
  2. Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.173.
  3. Report of the Board appointed to Enquire into Circumstances Connected with the Late Disturbance at Ballarat, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 21 November 1854.

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