William Melody

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Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.

Background

Bill Melody was born in the United States of America.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

He was said to be in the Eureka Stockade, and a member of the Independent California Rangers. When Captain Robert Burnete cried ”California Rangers to the fence” Bill Melody was the first to obey. [2]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Independent Californian Rangers Revolver Brigade

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.

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