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==w==
 
John w-lins or whinis
 
Thomas c. Waddell
 
Henery wade
 
Henery wade
 
W. M. Wade
 
John waey
 
Stephen waghorn
 
Charles wainright
 
John waite by his marksman
 
Robert waite
 
Wm. Wake
 
Robert wakefield
 
Wm. B. Wakley or wickley digger
 
- walker
 
H. Walker
 
D. Walker
 
Danl. Walker
 
David walker
 
John walker
 
John walker
 
John walker
 
John walker
 
Robert walker
 
John walker
 
H. Walkinghorn
 
Patrick wall
 
James egan wall or mall or nall
 
James wallace
 
Thomas wallace
 
William wallace
 
Willias wallace
 
Willios wallaer
 
John a. Wallage
 
K. Walle
 
George walleth
 
Richard wallis
 
Francis walls
 
W. T. Walls
 
H. D. Walpole
 
Ja. Walsh
 
Jm walsh
 
Marm walsh
 
Edmond walsh
 
George walsh (by his marksman)
 
George walsh by his marksman
 
John walsh
 
Michael walsh
 
Patrick walsh
 
Peter walsh
 
Peter walsh
 
Thomas walsh digger
 
George walsh
 
- walter -
 
J. F. Walter digger
 
Jno. Walter
 
John walter digger
 
Saml. Walter
 
Saml. Walter
 
Wm. W. Walter
 
C. T. Walters digger
 
A. S. Walton
 
R. S. Walton
 
Will stanley wanen
 
C. G. Wannill
 
C. H. Ward
 
C. H. Ward
 
Charles ward digger
 
Geo. Ward
 
John ward
 
John ward
 
John ward
 
John ward
 
Robt. Ward
 
Robt. Ward
 
F. Ward or white
 
Thomas warden
 
John ware
 
John ware
 
John warhurst shoemaker
 
John warhurst shoe maker
 
T. Or j. Warn
 
J. W. Warren
 
John l. Warren
 
Richard warren
 
Thos. Matthews warren
 
J. Water
 
Joseph waterman
 
William waters
 
H. B. Waterson
 
Charles watkins
 
David watkins
 
Wm. H. Watkins
 
Saml watson
 
David watson
 
James watson
 
John watson
 
Joseph watson
 
Robert watson
 
William watson
 
Wm. Watson
 
Robert watson
 
Robert watson digger
 
John watson or hatson digger
 
C. Watt & co.
 
Wm. S. Watt
 
C. Wattele
 
John wattie
 
W. Wattle or nattle
 
Fredk. Watts
 
Henry s. Watts
 
Jas. Watts
 
W. T. Watts no occ.
 
Wm. Watts
 
Wm. Watts
 
William waurby
 
Edward way
 
James way
 
James way
 
James webb digger
 
Jn. R. Webb
 
John webb
 
John webb
 
L. Webb digger
 
George webb digger
 
Wm. Webb digger
 
George webber
 
Jas. Webber
 
William webber
 
George webber or webster
 
William webden
 
John webester
 
David webster
 
Francis b. Webster digger
 
George webster
 
George webster digger
 
James webster miner
 
M. B. Webster
 
Thomas webster
 
William webster
 
William webster
 
F. H. Wedgwood digger
 
C. C. Wedrac or wedrae
 
J. G. Weekes
 
Thomas weekes
 
Thomas weekes
 
E. Welchman
 
E. Welchman
 
William welford
 
Henry wellis
 
Aseal wells gold digger
 
Henry wells
 
James wells
 
Nicholas wells
 
Francis wells or walls
 
James welsh
 
Charles west
 
Edmond west
 
Edwin west
 
James west
 
John weston
 
John westrop brick maker
 
Robert westrop brick maker
 
John wetherell
 
Thos. Weynall or wignall
 
Patrick whalen
 
John whatly digger
 
David whea---
 
James wheatby
 
James wheatby
 
William wheatby
 
William wheatby
 
Aaron wheeler peg leg
 
John wheeler
 
T. Whelan
 
Thomas whensmouth
 
Juner whiry
 
Sen. Whiry
 
G. V. Whitbread
 
The. White
 
Abraham white
 
Benjamin white
 
Charles white
 
Henry white
 
Henry white
 
Henry white
 
James white
 
James white
 
James white
 
James white
 
James white
 
James white gold miner
 
John white
 
John white
 
Martin white
 
Robart white
 
Robt. White
 
Robt. White
 
Thomas white
 
William white
 
William white digger
 
James whitee
 
Robert whitehead
 
Robert whitehead
 
Edward whitehood
 
Wm. Whitehorn licensed digger
 
W. T. Whitehouse digger
 
John whiteman
 
Jas whitfield digger
 
W. Whitford -
 
- whithead digger
 
John whiting digger
 
Joseph junior whiting blacksmith
 
Joseph senior whiting digger
 
Ri. Whiting
 
Ri. Whiting
 
Thomas whitsaides
 
Daniel faber whittaker
 
Philip whittaker
 
F. Whittenberg
 
William whittington
 
James whyllia
 
Thos wignall
 
Henry wilde
 
Henry wilde
 
J. H. Wiles
 
J. H. Wiles
 
Henry wiley
 
Henry wiley
 
Jn. H. Wilgus
 
Edmund wilken
 
Richard wilkinson
 
David wilkinson
 
Henry wilkinson
 
Henry wilkinson
 
Henry wilkinson
 
Henry wilkinson
 
Henry wilkinson
 
Henry wilkinson -
 
Rob. Wilkinson
 
Thomas wilkinson
 
Thos. Wilkinson
 
W. B. Wilkinson
 
W. B. Wilkinson
 
George wilks digger
 
William willcock
 
Henry willcocks digger
 
Richd. Willcocks
 
Edward willett
 
Edward willett
 
Williams (sic) william
 
I. Or j. Williams
 
Alexr. Williams
 
J. Williams baker
 
Jos. Williams
 
T. Williams
 
Thomm williams
 
Alfred williams
 
Edw. Williams
 
Edward williams
 
F. Williams
 
Foster williams
 
Francis williams -
 
George williams
 
George williams
 
George williams gold digger
 
George b.peg leg williams digger
 
Gorge williams
 
Gorge williams gold miner
 
H. J. Williams
 
H. J. Williams
 
Henry williams
 
Henry williams
 
Henry williams
 
Henry williams digger
 
Isaac s. Williams
 
James williams
 
James williams
 
James williams
 
James williams
 
James williams
 
James williams licensed digger
 
James b. Williams
 
Jas williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
John williams
 
Ramsey williams d. D.
 
Richard williams
 
Richd. Williams
 
Saml. Williams gold digger
 
Thomas williams
 
Thomas williams
 
Thomas williams
 
Thos. Williams
 
W. Williams
 
W. Williams licensed digger
 
W. S. Williams
 
W. C. Williams
 
W. D. Williams
 
William Williams
 
William s. Or t. Williams
 
William a. Williams digger
 
Wm. Williams
 
James williams
 
Richard williams
 
Seth williams
 
- williamson digger
 
Henry williamson
 
A. Williamson
 
A. Williamson
 
Arch williamson
 
George williamson
 
Sarah williamson
 
S.f. williamson
 
Williamson & co.
 
N. H. Willigas storekeeper
 
James willimas or williams
 
Walter willis digger
 
Willmam -
 
Mw. Willock
 
Mw willock
 
Geo. Willoughby
 
Henry willoughby digger
 
Henery willson
 
Robt. Willson
 
Thomas bardley wilmot
 
George wilsdon
 
H. B. Wilson
 
Andre wilson
 
Andrew wilson
 
Charles wilson
 
Enock wilson digger
 
Geo. Wilson
 
George wilson storekeeper
 
George wilson digger
 
George wilson storekeeper
 
George fredk. Wilson digger
 
Isaac wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson
 
James wilson storekeeper
 
Jno. Wilson
 
John wilson
 
John wilson
 
John wilson digger
 
Robert wilson digger
 
Robt. Wilson
 
Saml. J. Wilson digger
 
Samuel wilson
 
Tho wilson
 
Tho. Wilson
 
Thomas wilson
 
Thomas wilson
 
Thos. Wilson
 
William wilson
 
Wilson
 
Wilson
 
James wilson
 
Henry wimmel
 
Thomas windus
 
- wines
 
William winspers
 
William winspers
 
J. H. Winstone
 
John winter
 
James wintle carrier
 
Morris wiseberg
 
John wiseman
 
Robert wiseman
 
Samuel withecombe digger
 
John wither
 
George witheram
 
Charles witherby
 
Danl. Witlewis digger
 
August wobul
 
C. S. Wolff
 
M. B. Wolland smith
 
Wm. Wonson
 
Wm. Wonson
 
Charles wood
 
George wood
 
George r. Wood digger
 
Henery wood
 
J. Wood
 
John wood
 
John wood
 
John wood
 
John wood
 
Joseph wood
 
Richard wood
 
Thos. Loftus wood
 
Wm. Wood
 
Joseph woodcroft
 
Thomas woodfine
 
J. S. Woodhouse
 
J. S. Woodhouse
 
John woodhouse
 
James woodlock
 
William woodr---
 
Rufus woodruff
 
Henry woods
 
Henry woods
 
James woods no occ. Given
 
John woods
 
John woodward
 
John woofe
 
Loftus wooll
 
W. Or m. B. Woolland
 
W. B. Woolland blacksmith
 
James woolock---
 
Arthur woolon
 
- wright
 
Alex wright
 
Henery (sic) wright digger
 
Henry wright
 
Henry wright
 
James wright
 
James wright
 
James wright
 
John wright
 
John wright
 
John wright
 
John wright digger
 
William wright
 
Wm. Wright digger
 
Robert or john c. C. Wright
 
Alan wright
 
James wuthers
 
John by his marksman wyatt digger
 
John wybrands
 
Charles wyne or wynd digger
 
Geo. Wythe
 
  
==y==
 
Edward yandel or yanden
 
Edward yandell
 
Benjamin yanes storekeeper
 
Thomas yarrall
 
Frederick yates gold miner
 
G. Yates
 
W. Yates
 
W. Yates
 
Wm. Yellen
 
Martin van york storekeeper
 
H. Yorke
 
Wm younes
 
Frank young
 
G. Young
 
James young digger
 
James william young
 
John young
 
John young
 
John saml. Young
 
Robert young
 
Thos. Young
 
Thos. E. Young
 
- young
 
John young
 
Robert young
 
Thomas Yuile
 
William yule
 
  
  
==z==
 
Anbroney Zanone
 
Wm. Zanpheir
 
Wm. Zanpsiur
 
Cepar Zeigler digger
 
H. Zimmerman
 
 
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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