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[[1853 Petition Signatures - Z]]
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
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
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
Anbroney Zanone
Wm. Zanpheir
Wm. Zanpsiur
Cepar Zeigler digger
H. Zimmerman

Revision as of 10:31, 14 February 2019

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


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


Red Ribbon Rebellion

Further Reading


External links