Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Mary (Holmes) and John Blythe immigrated to Australia possibly aboard the Cornwall in 1848 with their daughter Mary Ann. They were in Ballarat during the Eureka Riots. Mary Ann, the daughter, married William John Phillips in 1864. Her obituary in 1928 noted: A very old colonist, Mrs Mary Ann Phillips, widow of the late William John Phillips, passed away yesterday morning at her residence, Noble Street, Newtown. She arrived in Australia about 78 years ago and had many stirring experiences. She was present on the gold fields at the time of the Eureka Stockade Riots. The late Mrs Phillips leaves 59 living descendants, made up of nine children, thirty-four grandchildren, and sixteen great grand children. 
Post 1854 Experiences
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Geelong Advertiser 11 June 1928
- Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.