Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Penelope Gleeson travelled from Six Mile Bridge, County Clare, Ireland to Plymouth, England with her parents and siblings. They boarded the Kent leaving on 7 December 1853 to arrive in Melbourne March 1854. According to family history Penelope helped to sew the Eureka flag. 
Post 1854 Experiences
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
- Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.