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Dr John Chapman, a Melbourne collector, purchased the petition from its discoverer and presented it to the State Library of Victoria in 1988. Its discovery is particularly valuable for historians and genealogists investigating the history of social and political events during the gold rushes in Victoria.<ref>http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/treasures-curios/bendigo-goldfields-petition, accessed 06 December 2013.</ref>
 
Dr John Chapman, a Melbourne collector, purchased the petition from its discoverer and presented it to the State Library of Victoria in 1988. Its discovery is particularly valuable for historians and genealogists investigating the history of social and political events during the gold rushes in Victoria.<ref>http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/treasures-curios/bendigo-goldfields-petition, accessed 06 December 2013.</ref>
  
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ADAMS John
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ADAMTHWAIT Christopher
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ADDISON Thomas
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ADEN William Digger
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ADLEY James
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AIKEN Henry
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[[1853 Petition Signatures - E]]
AIKMAN Edwd.
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AINSLEY William
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AIRDE Danl. Digger
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[[1853 Petition Signatures - F]]
AITKEN James
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AITKEN John
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AITKINSON Joseph
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ALEXANDER Geo.
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ALLAN James
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ALLAN John
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[[1853 Petition Signatures - I]]
ALLAN John Digger
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ALLAN Robert Digger Mates
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[[Robert Smith Allan]]
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[[1853 Petition Signatures - J]]
William Allan
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[[Charles Allchin]]
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ALLEN Daniel
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ALLEN John
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[[W. Abbott]]
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[[William Abel]]
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ADAMER Charles
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ADAMS Edward
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ADAMS James
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ADAMS John
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ADAMS John
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ADAMS John  
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ADAMTHWAIT Christopher
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ADDISON Thomas
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ADEN William Digger
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ADLEY James
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AIKEN Henry
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AIKMAN Edwd.
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AINSLEY William
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AIRDE Danl. Digger
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AITKEN James
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AITKEN John
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AITKINSON Joseph
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ALBURY William
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ALDBURY David
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ALEXANDER Geo.
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ALEXANDER Thomas
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ALLAN James
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ALLAN John
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ALLAN John Digger
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ALLAN Robert Digger Mates
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[[Robert Smith Allan]]
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William Allan
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[[Charles Allchin]]
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ALLEN John
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ALLEN W. J. Gold Miner
 
ALLEN Wm. D.
 
ALLEN Wm. D.
 
ALLIFF James
 
ALLIFF James
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BOYD Jno [C].
 
BOYD Jno [C].
 
BOYD John
 
BOYD John
BOYDE [Annesly] Gold Digger, Sailor's
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BOYER Thomas
 
BOYER Thomas
 
BOYES John
 
BOYES John
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BRYCE John Digger
 
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BRYDEN [John]
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BUCHANAN Jno
 
BUCHANAN Jno
 
BUCHANAN John Digger
 
BUCHANAN John Digger
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JOHNSON James
 
JOHNSON James
 
JOHNSON Jas
 
JOHNSON Jas
JOHNSON John
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JOHNSON John
 
JOHNSON John
 
JOHNSON John
 
JOHNSON John
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JONES Benjamin Digger
 
JONES Benjamin Digger
 
JONES Bill
 
JONES Bill
JONES D. G. (Chairman of the AntiGold
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JONES David
 
JONES David
 
JONES David
 
JONES David
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[JOHNSTON] John
 
[JOHNSTON] R. P.
 
[JOHNSTON] R. P.
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[JONES] John
 
[JONES] John
 
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LEE Moran
 
LEE S. P. Digger
 
LEE S. P. Digger
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LEE Wm. B.
 
LEE Wm. B.
 
LEGER [J.] A. St.  
 
LEGER [J.] A. St.  
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MASON William
 
MASTERS H. W.
 
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Contractor]
 
 
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Revision as of 10:31, 14 February 2019

Diggers Flag of 1853, 2013, From Bendigo Monument in Rosalind Park.

Background

Once thought to be lost, the Bendigo Goldfields Petition was discovered by chance lying in a pile of papers on a rubbish tip. Some 13 metres in length and bound in green silk, it’s a milestone document in the state’s history.[1]

The petition was signed by over 5000 diggers on the Victorian goldfields in mid-1853. At the time, the signatures represented about one in 12 diggers.[2]

In June 1853 an anti-gold licence association was formed at Bendigo to give voice to the diggers' many grievances about their conditions. The diggers were angry about the mining licence fees imposed by the government and the system by which they were collected.[3]

The petition was signed by miners across the state’s major goldfields and was brought to Melbourne and presented to Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe on 01 August 1853. Most of its demands, including the reduction in the licence fee, were rejected. Eventually the diggers' dissatisfaction erupted, culminating in the Eureka Stockade uprising at Ballarat on 3 December 1854.[4]

Dr John Chapman, a Melbourne collector, purchased the petition from its discoverer and presented it to the State Library of Victoria in 1988. Its discovery is particularly valuable for historians and genealogists investigating the history of social and political events during the gold rushes in Victoria.[5]

Alphabetical Listings

1853 Petition Signatures - A


1853 Petition Signatures - B


1853 Petition Signatures - C


1853 Petition Signatures - D


1853 Petition Signatures - E


1853 Petition Signatures - F


1853 Petition Signatures - G


1853 Petition Signatures - H


1853 Petition Signatures - I


1853 Petition Signatures - J


1853 Petition Signatures - K


1853 Petition Signatures - L


1853 Petition Signatures - M


1853 Petition Signatures - N


1853 Petition Signatures - O


1853 Petition Signatures - P


1853 Petition Signatures - Q


1853 Petition Signatures - R


1853 Petition Signatures - S


1853 Petition Signatures - T


1853 Petition Signatures - U


1853 Petition Signatures - V


1853 Petition Signatures - W


1853 Petition Signatures - X


1853 Petition Signatures - Y


1853 Petition Signatures - Z






See also

Anti-Gold Licence Association

Bendigo

Red Ribbon Rebellion

Further Reading

References

External links

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/treasures-curios/bendigo-goldfields-petition