John Egan (2)

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The death occurred recently of Mr John Egan, of "Fairview," Ballan. aged 91. He was the oldest resident of Ballan, having first settled there with his parents 78 years ago. A native of Ireland, he reached Sydney in the Hyderabad, of 800 tons, in 1848, and came to Victoria, where his parents settled at Durham Ox and then on Charlotte Plains. His father became licensee of the Werribee Hunt Hotel, Ballan, and Mr Egan remembered the soldiers camping beside it on their way to the Eureka Stockade riot.[1]

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John Egan, the Drummer Boy


  1. Weekly Times, 23 April 1932.