Alfred Carr

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Dr Alfred Carr arrived in Australia on the Araminta arriving in Geelong on 04 October 1852. He qualified as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1842.

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Dr Alfred Carr was a witness at the Inquest into the death of William Hardie on 04 December 1854.[1]

Martha Clendinning, claimed to have piece of Eureka Flag given to her by Dr Alfred Carr.[2]

On Friday night the Camp Surgeon and Dr. A. Carr had a narrow escape from being shot ; owing to some blunder, while the former gentleman was going into the Hospital he was fired on by one of the sentries. How this happened I do not know; the ball barely missed him, went through the wooden wall of the hospital, through the lid of the me dicine chest, which was open at the time. and passed close to the shoulder of Dr. Carr, who was reading in the hospi tal; some. splinters from the lid of the chest struck Dr. Carr on the side. The "Criterion" conveyance brought up the papers, on Saturday, under six hours; some of them were delivered before half-past Twelve.[3]

Post 1854 Experiences

Dr Carr was a witness examined during the report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the riot at Ballarat, and the burning of James Bentley's Eureka Hotel. [4]

See also

William Hardie

Eureka Flag

Further Reading

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


  1. PROV, VPRS24/p, Box 24, Unit 23.
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  3. Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer, Tuesday 12 December 1854
  4. Report of the Board appointed to Enquire into Circumstances Connected with the Late Disturbance at Ballarat, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 21 November 1854.

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