Alexander Ranken

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Background

(Also Alexander Rankin)

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

He was a merchant who signed the Benden Sherritt Hassell Compensation Case Petition in 1855, and was on the committee of the Ballarat Hospital in the same year.[1]

Post 1854 Experiences

Ranken lived at Ballarat, and was recorded on the 1855 Electoral Roll, under the electoral qualification of Freehold. Ranken signed a Petition of householders of Ballaarat requesting the establishment of a Municipality in 1855.[2]

Obituary

A very old identity of the Wentworth district, Mr. A. Rankin, died suddenly on January 31, at Pooncarie. He was one of the oldest pioneers of the Victorian diggings, and took an active part in the famous Eureka Stockade affair at Ballarat (Victoria). Deceased was highly respected. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss.[3]

See also

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.
  3. Australian Town and Country Journal, 8 February 1902.

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