Robert Samuel Adair

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ADAIR, Robert Samuel, Private 12th Regiment, *3329 Enlisted 19 December 1853, arriving in Melbourne on the Empress Eugenie.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Sustained a gunshot wound through the hand during the Eureka battle.

Post 1854 Experiences

Adair was promoted through the ranks to Colour Sergeant 1 November 1863, demoted to Sergeant on 14 July 1864, then promoted back to Colour Sergeant in October 1864. He was one of only 16 Ballarat veterans to serve in both second and third Maori Wars. his discharge in New Zealand on 10 June 1866.


.. Marriages. Adair—Bennington.— On the 15th August, 1893, at St. Patrick's Cathedral, by Rev. Dr Delaney, Alexander, son of the late Robert Adair, of Peel street, Ballarat, to Sarah, daughter of the late Richard Bennington, of Happy Valley.[2]

See also


Further Reading

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


  1. Dorothy Wickham, Eureka's Fallen, BHS Publishing, 2019
  2. Ballarat Star, 02 September 1893.

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