William Braidie

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Eureka Veterans at the Monument, 1904
Back Row - left to right: 1. Mr Main (Morwell Area) 2. Michael Carroll (Ballarat) 3. Charles Trompf (Maryborough) 4. _________ 5. Francis Manallack (Brunswick) 6. William Braidie (Sebastopol) 7. W. Hanrahan (Timor) 8. ________ 9. ________

2nd Back Row - left to right: 10. ________ 11. James Lang (Bangerong) 12. E. O'Mahoney (Warragul) 13. _________ 14. Alexander McLaren (Korumburra) 15. ________ 16. ________ 17. ________ 18. A. McNair (Brunswick)

3rd Back Row - left to right: 19. ________ 20. John Kemp (Morwell Area) 21. ________ 22. Mr. George Firmin (Morwell) 23. ________ 24. Mr Haywood (Morwell Area) 25. Robert Batty (Havelock) 26. ________ 27. ________

Front Row - left to right: 28. ________ 29. J. Wilburd (Bathurst, NSW) 30. Laurence Holmes (Arawata) 31. Michael Tuohy 32. A. Third (Bolamwel) 33. ________


William Braidie was a carpenter who lived in Sebastopol. He married Mary Irving, and was a member of the Rubicon St Methodist Church.[1] William Braidie died in 1914 and was buried at the Ballaarat Old Cemetery (​Presbyterian B, Section 10, Grave 28).[2]


OBITUARY The friends of Mr Wm. Braidie, sen., of Orion street, Sebastopol, will regret to learn of his death, which-took place last night. The deceased was a carpenter by trade, and arrived in these colonies before the Eureka riots. He took an active interest in the early mining of the Ballarat and Sebastopol districts. He was a man of unassuming character, and was widely respected. He leave as widow, three sons, and three daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral takes place on Monday, at the New Cemetery.[3]

Braidie. —Another old pioneer has passed away in the person of Mrs Mary Braidie, of Orion street, Sebastopol. The deceased, who had been ailing for a considerable time, was 89 years of age. She was of a most endearing disposition, and a general favorite with all with whom she was associated. Her husband predeceased her some four years ago. The funeral took place on Saturday morning, and was of a private character, only the immediate relatives being present. The remains were interred in the New Cemetery. The coffin-bearers were Messrs Harold and John Bradie, Leslie and John Braidie (grandsons of deceased) and the pall-bearers were Messrs C. Button, R. W. Rees, M. Irving (engineer of the Ballarat Shire), T. B White, J. Davidson, E. Braidie, Wm. Sneddon, James and Wm. Braidie, and S. Thompson. The Rev. Ernest Smith, of Pleasant street officiated at the house and grave, and the mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr R. J. Miller. [4]

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Eureka 50, 1904

External Links

  1. Information from descendant Geraldine O'Malley, April 2017.
  2. Ballarat Courier, 07 March 1914.
  3. Ballarat Courier, 07 March 1914.
  4. Ballarat Star, 30 September 1919.