John Forssman

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Katholisch Kapelle aus den Gravel Pit Lunis 3u Ballarat Januav 1854 by William Strutt. State Library of Victoria Collection (H12532)

Background

Forssman was born 04 March 1832 at Christiana [now Oslo], Norway. He was said to have jumped ship in April 1853. He married Ellen Murphy on 29 May 1858 at St Alipius, Ballarat.[1]

Forssman died on 7 November 1919 at Daylesford Hospital, and is buried at Eganstown Catholic Cemetery. At the time of his death he was residing at Korweinguboora.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

A drayman and carter,[3] Forssman was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka battle. Forssman, along with Charles Ferguson, travelled for some days with the Burke and Wills party. [4]

Post 1854 Experiences

Forssman was a carrier until 1872 when he moved to Korweinguburra.[5]

See also

Further Reading

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

References

  1. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  3. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  4. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  5. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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