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[[File:Red-Ribbon-flag-wiki.JPG|500px|thumb|right|''Diggers Flag of 1853,'' 2013, From [[Bendigo]] Monument in Rosalind Park.]]
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[[File:Bendigo-Petition2.JPG|500px|thumb|right|''Bendigo Goldfields Petition Cover,'' August 1853. State Library of Victoria (MS 12440)
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and Condemned them to hard labor on the Public Roads of the Colony - A proceeding Your Petitioners maintain to be contrary to the spirit of the British Law which does not recognise the principle of the Subject being a Criminal because he is indebted to the State<br/>
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That the impost of Thirty Shillings a Month is unjust because the successful and unsuccessful Digger are assessed in the same ratio<br/>
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For these reasons and others which could be enumerated Your Petitioners pray Your Excellency to Grant the following Petition<br/>
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* First. To direct that the Licence Fee be reduced to Ten Shillings a Month<br/>
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* Secondly To direct that Monthly or Quarterly Licenses be issued at the option of the Applicants<br/>
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* Thirdly To direct that new arrivals or invalids be allowed on registering their names at the Commissioners Office fifteen clear days residence on the Gold Fields before the License be enforced<br/>
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* Fourthly To afford greater facility to Diggers and others resident on the Gold Fields who wish to engage in Agricultural Pursuits for investing their earnings in small allotments of land<br/>
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* Fifthly To direct that the Penalty of Five Pounds for non-possession of License be reduced to One Pound<br/>
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* Sixthly To direct that (as the Diggers and other residents on the Gold Fields of the Colony have uniformly developed a love of law and order) the sending of an Armed Force to enforce the License Tax be discontinued.<br/>
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Your Petitioners would respectfully submit to Your Excellency's consideration in favour of the reduction of the License Fee that many Diggers and other residents on the Gold-fields who are debarred from taking a License under the present System would if the Tax were reduced to Ten Shillings a Month cheerfully comply with the Law so that the License Fund instead of being diminished would be increased<br/>
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Your Petitioners would also remind your Excellency that a Petition is the only mode by which they can submit their wants to your Excellency's consideration as although they contribute more to the Exchequer that half the Revenue of the Colony they are the largest class of Her Majesty's Subjects in the Colony unrepresented<br/>
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And your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray etc.]]
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[[File:IMG_0286-wiki.jpg|1000px|thumb|right|''Red Ribbon Movement Monument in Rosalind Park, Bendigo [detail], 2013.'' Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection]]
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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
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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.<ref>http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/treasures-curios/bendigo-goldfields-petition, accessed 06 December 2013.</ref>
 
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.<ref>http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/treasures-curios/bendigo-goldfields-petition, accessed 06 December 2013.</ref>
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Two women signed the petition - [[Florence Foley]] and [[Sarah Williamson]].
  
 
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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== Probably Signed in or around Ballarat ==
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[[Jesse Eldridge]] - [[John Eldridge]] - [[Moses Eldridge]] - [[Thomas Clegg]] - [[Alfred Lester]]
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== Probably Signed in or around Bendigo ==
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[[J.H. Abbott]] - [[George Aspinall]] - [[James Black (1)]] - [[Annesly Boyde]] - [[George Graham]] - [[Denis Fitzgerald]] - [[James Moran]] - [[James Plunkett]] - [[John Pratt]] - [[Thomas Pritchard]] - [[Timothy Quinn]] - [[A. Robinson]] - [[John Shinnock]] - [[William Snell]] - [[Thomas Tyley]] -[[Thomas Underdown]]
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== Probably Signed in or Around Castlemaine ==
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[[John R. Webb]]
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== Probably Signed in or around The Ovens ==
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[[David Ducat]]
  
 
== Alphabetical Listings ==
 
== Alphabetical Listings ==
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[[1853 Petition Signatures - Z]]
 
[[1853 Petition Signatures - Z]]
 
 
 
 
 
==r==
 
William rabbich
 
William rabbich
 
John rablin
 
Wm. Rablin
 
James radcliffe
 
James radcliffe
 
George radford gold digger
 
James rae
 
H. Rahillar or rahiltar
 
David railly
 
George railton
 
John rainbone or rainbow
 
John rainbow
 
Robt. Rainbow
 
Patrick raleigh digger
 
J. H. Ralletty
 
Andrew ralph
 
Josp. Ramsay
 
Ralph ramsay
 
Ralph ramsay storekeeper
 
William ramsay
 
Charles randle
 
P. Randlett
 
Thomas rankin
 
William rankin
 
William rankin digger
 
William samuel raten
 
James ray
 
James ray
 
William ray licensed digger
 
John rayall or royall
 
Charles raymond or raymend
 
J. Raynbird
 
R. Raynbird
 
William rea
 
James ken read
 
John reading
 
John ready
 
James reardon
 
Charles reasan
 
Joseph rechrd or rochrd
 
Baird reddan gold digger
 
George redfern
 
William redfern
 
James m.d. reed
 
John reed
 
Joseph reed
 
Joseph reed
 
Richard reed
 
Thomas reed digger
 
William reed
 
Carl reeder
 
Patt reedy
 
Patt this is different handwriting from same name above reedy
 
John rees
 
Thomas rees
 
John rees or kees
 
Charles reese
 
P. Reeve
 
Thomas reeves
 
Thomas reeves
 
William reeves
 
William reeves
 
David regan
 
David regan
 
John rehof
 
H. Reichmidliber
 
Alexander reid
 
George reid digger
 
James reid
 
James reid
 
James reid
 
John reid
 
John reid
 
John reid
 
Richd. Reid
 
Dan reid digger
 
John reiley
 
Bn. Reilly digger
 
James reilly licensed digger
 
B. Reilly
 
George rendall
 
Michael rennay
 
Joseph rennecf
 
Thomas rennick peg leg digger
 
Thomas rennick
 
Fred. Renoir
 
Fred. Renou
 
Robert renton
 
Robert renton
 
Samuel reve
 
W. Revell gold miner
 
William reves
 
Joseph reye---
 
Charles j. Reynell
 
John reynolds
 
George rhind digger
 
Edwd. Rhodes
 
A. K. Rich
 
L. Rich
 
Thomas rich
 
A. Rich
 
F. Richard
 
Benjamin richards
 
Benjamin richards
 
Charles p. Richards gold digger
 
Chas. Richards
 
Edwin richards
 
Geo. Richards
 
James richards
 
James richards
 
John richards
 
John richards
 
John richards digger
 
Joseph richards
 
Joseph richards
 
Joseph richards
 
Joseph richards digger
 
Joseph richards digger
 
M. M. Richards digger
 
Richard richards
 
Robt. Richards licensed digger
 
W. E. Richards
 
Will. Richards
 
William richards
 
William richards
 
G. Richards digger
 
Charles richardson
 
Charles richardson digger
 
M. Richardson
 
M. Richardson
 
Samuel richardson
 
Thos. Richardson
 
Thos. Richardson
 
William richardson
 
G. F. Richardsson
 
Abel rickaby
 
Hugh riddel
 
J. Ridgway butcher
 
James rieley
 
Benjm. I. Or j. Rieshton
 
James rieth
 
Jno. Or jas. Or flo. Riley -
 
Fred a. Riley
 
Geo. Riley storekeeper
 
George riley digger
 
Hiram riley
 
J. G. Riley digger
 
John riley digger
 
Thomas riley
 
George w. Ring
 
Isaac g. Ring
 
John ring
 
Joseph ring
 
William ring
 
John ring or king
 
James riordan
 
James riordan
 
John riordon
 
John riordon
 
Live ritch
 
Donald m. Ritchie
 
Robert ritchie
 
Tho ritchie
 
William ritchie
 
J. D. Riter
 
ritter & lobeck
 
Henry riu
 
Andrew riures
 
William john rivers digger
 
Paul roach
 
Rob ross & co
 
- robard
 
Chas. Robarts
 
William a. Robarts
 
C. H. D. Robbs
 
James robe---
 
John robe---
 
William robenson
 
William roberson
 
D. Robert
 
John robert
 
John robertbell
 
E. Roberts
 
J. Or t. Roberts
 
M. Roberts
 
Charles roberts
 
Edward roberts
 
Henry roberts
 
J. C. Roberts
 
James roberts storekeeper
 
Jno. Roberts -
 
John roberts
 
John roberts
 
John roberts
 
John roberts
 
John h. Roberts
 
Robert roberts
 
Samuel roberts
 
Thomas roberts
 
Thomas roberts
 
William roberts
 
William roberts
 
William roberts
 
William roberts
 
Wm. Roberts
 
Wm. Roberts
 
D. Robertson
 
D. Robertson
 
David robertson digger
 
George robertson
 
J. Robertson
 
James robertson
 
James robertson
 
James w. Robertson
 
John robertson
 
John robertson
 
John robertson
 
John robertson
 
John robertson mates digger
 
Robert robey
 
Robert robey
 
William robinsion
 
D. W. Robinson
 
J. Robinson
 
S. Robinson
 
A. Robinson gold digger peg leg gully
 
Frank robinson
 
Geo. Robinson
 
J. C. Robinson
 
J. C. Robinson
 
James robinson
 
James c. Robinson
 
John robinson digger
 
M. S. Or l. Robinson
 
W. Robinson
 
[[Georee Robson]]
 
John robson
 
Thomas robson
 
August rocen
 
John roche
 
Samuel roche
 
John rochester
 
John rodda gold digger
 
John rodgers
 
John rodgers
 
John rodgers or rodger
 
Wm. B. Roebuck
 
Ralf roers digger
 
[[Henry Roff]]
 
[[John Roff]]
 
Henry roff or ross
 
A. Rogers
 
Alexander rogers
 
J. Rogers
 
James rogers
 
Jas. Rogers
 
R. Rogers
 
Robert john rogers
 
W. Rogers
 
Wm. C. Rogers
 
A. Rogers
 
Thomas roid
 
James role
 
R. Roley
 
James rolfe
 
John rolfe
 
John rolfe
 
[[V. Romeo]]
 
Andrew ron or kon gold digger
 
Le raymond ronbequex
 
John g. Rooke
 
Frederick rool (by his marksman)
 
Frederick rool by his marksman
 
Michael rooney
 
Michael rooney
 
Tos roscow
 
Peter roscrow digger
 
William rose
 
Wm. Rose
 
James rose or vose or grose a.
 
Robert ross boot & shoe melbourne
 
Wm. Ross miner
 
David ross
 
M. Or w. Ross
 
Richard ross
 
Robert ross
 
Simon ross
 
Simon ross
 
Thomas ross
 
William ross digger
 
William senior ross
 
Wm. Junior ross
 
C. S. Ross digger
 
A. Ross or rogers
 
George rossiter
 
W. Roster or riooter or rioster digger
 
Henry rosuorr
 
Robt. Rothergill
 
Robert rothwell robson
 
Richard a. Rothwill
 
Raymond roubequex
 
David roughin
 
David roughin
 
Het s. Rouse
 
Edward routledge digger
 
Sanford b. Routledge
 
Thomas rowbottom
 
Thomas rowbottom
 
Robert rowbuck
 
Robert rowbuck
 
Frances rowe
 
G. Rowe
 
George rowe
 
Thos. Rowe
 
William rowe
 
Henry rowe
 
Frances rowe or reece
 
William rowell
 
Jos. Jas rower
 
George rowland
 
James rowland digger
 
William rowland
 
William rowland
 
Robert rowlands
 
Henry rowlin
 
Thomas rowling
 
James roy baker
 
Joseph roycroft digger
 
Charles roylands digger
 
W. Royser
 
Fred rudd digger
 
Peter ruffley
 
J. Rugby
 
William rumble
 
William rundle
 
James runnegar
 
James runnegar
 
Jno c. Rusel digger
 
John rusell
 
David rush
 
G. H. Russel
 
Wm. Russel
 
Charles j. W. Russell
 
George russell
 
George basil russell
 
James russell
 
James russell
 
James russell
 
Davey russell
 
John russell---
 
David russle
 
David russle or russell
 
Thos. W. Rutherford digger
 
Thos. W. Rutherford
 
Joseph rutter
 
Joseph rutter
 
Bernard ryan
 
Henry ryan
 
James ryan
 
John ryan
 
John ryan
 
M. H. Ryan licensed digger
 
Patk. Ryan
 
Patrick ryan
 
Robt. Ryan
 
William ryan licensed digger
 
Chas. Ryan storekeeper
 
Henry ryan
 
Henry ryan or ryans
 
Edward ryder
 
Edward ryder
 
 
 
==s==
 
John sab
 
J. Or t. Sabley or sibley
 
W. E. Safse or sasse peg leg digger
 
John sage
 
John sage or page
 
J. Or i. D. Sagemuller
 
Charles james sainington
 
John sais
 
John sais
 
Andrew salberg or salbery
 
Edward salmon
 
Edward salmon
 
- sampson
 
W. Sampson
 
M. Samuel storekeeper
 
Jonas samuels digger
 
Sam samut or samuel
 
James sander
 
Edwin sanderson
 
Edwin sanderson
 
W. Sandorff
 
Richard sandors
 
John l. Sannford
 
John sansom
 
W. Sargeant
 
B. Sargent
 
- sarkes
 
John sauegison gold miner
 
Fred. Saunders
 
George saunders
 
Samuel saunders
 
Samuel saunders digger
 
George saunders
 
Richard saunders gold digger
 
William sauser gold digger
 
James savage
 
John savage
 
Francis savage or lavsder
 
Frank e. Sawyer
 
Frank e. Sawyer
 
Thomas sayle
 
Thomas sayner or fayner
 
Henry martyn scammell
 
W. H. Scears
 
C. H. Schlatter
 
C. B. E. Schmidt
 
Gold digger schmidt c. B. E. Jn.
 
Gold digger schmitz
 
Christian schneed
 
John schultz
 
Christian schulze
 
Friedrich schulze
 
C. W. Md. Schulzen
 
C. W. M.d. schulzen
 
Char. Schulzen
 
Wm. C. Scierker
 
James scorder
 
Charles scorer
 
Donald scott
 
Donald scott
 
James scott
 
John scott
 
John scott
 
John scott
 
Walter scott
 
William scott
 
John scullein
 
John seagrove
 
Samuel seales or scales nil
 
Chas. Searle digger
 
C. H. Seblatler
 
Frederick sedgwick digger
 
H. Sedley
 
H. T. Seers
 
Oscar segerberg gold miner
 
Peter sekbatter
 
Wm. Selff
 
J. Selway
 
Da. Semmens
 
[[John semmens]]
 
[[John H. Semmens]], Digger
 
[[Richard Semmens]]
 
[[Stephen Semmens]]. digger
 
[[Thomas Semmens]]
 
James S. Sequeira
 
John serpell
 
George serullon
 
[[Frederick Sewell]]
 
T. J. E. M.d. seydel
 
George seymore
 
Robert seymour
 
James shadbolt
 
Joseph shadbolt
 
John shahan
 
[[Michael Shanahan]]
 
John shane
 
William shannad
 
John shannan
 
John shannock
 
D. Sharp
 
Gold miner sharp. Edwd. O.
 
Greivece shaw
 
Alexander shaw
 
Charles shaw
 
Francies shaw
 
Cornelius shea
 
Cornelius shea digger
 
John shea
 
John shea digger
 
Thomas shea
 
Thomas shea
 
George sheaner
 
M. & a. Shears
 
John sheath
 
Wm. Shedd
 
John sheedy
 
John this is a different signature from above sheedy
 
John sheehan gold digger
 
George sheepway
 
George sheepway
 
Richard shelton
 
Robert shenatch
 
G. Shephard no occ. Given
 
James shepherd
 
James shepherd
 
John shepherd
 
John shepherd
 
Thomas shepherd
 
Hendon shepiard
 
Richd. Wm. Sheppard
 
Sheridan sheridan
 
Sheridan sheridan
 
Charles sherres
 
John sherwood
 
John sherwood
 
John sherwood
 
Edward shieds digger
 
W. H. Shiles
 
John shimink or shinnock gold digger myers flat
 
John shimpin digger
 
George shipton
 
Charles shleiger
 
Wright shonelto
 
John shopshire
 
John shopshire
 
Thomas short
 
John shorter
 
John shorter
 
George shotten
 
Wright shovelton
 
John shrees
 
John shrees
 
Storekeeper shum & co.
 
Daniel shurmur
 
William shy
 
John sibolding
 
John sibolding
 
Charles siddall
 
W. H. Siears
 
G. Siestes
 
G. H. Sightman
 
Paul silier
 
William silvesta
 
J. Sim & son
 
James(esquire) sim
 
James esq. Sim
 
Joseph simmons digger
 
Robt. Simmons digger
 
Simon s. Simmons nil
 
Thomas simmons
 
William simms
 
L. Simon
 
L. Simon
 
Or allison simon
 
Thomas simon -
 
John simondile
 
Andrew simpise
 
James simpn
 
B. Simpson
 
George simpson
 
James simpson
 
James simpson
 
Jno. Alfd. Simpson storekeeper
 
N.  -  p. Simpson
 
N. P. Simpson
 
P. Simpson
 
Samuel simpson
 
Thos. Simpson
 
W. Simpson
 
Lein simpson
 
G. W. Sims
 
George sims gold digger
 
Thomas sims
 
Thomas sims
 
A. Sinclair
 
A. Sinclair
 
Angus sinclair
 
D. Sinclair
 
George sinclair
 
Lawrence sinclair
 
George sinclar
 
William sitches or titches
 
F. Sitsare
 
George skeaner
 
William skelhavan
 
George skelton
 
Richard skelton
 
Henry skewis
 
James skewis
 
James skewis
 
William skilton
 
J. Skimer
 
William sky
 
Mich slack
 
T. Slater
 
T. Slater
 
Thomas sleep
 
Thomas sleep
 
Robert slienahl
 
John j. Sloan digger
 
W. W. Slocombe
 
J. Slocombe -
 
William slone
 
Wm. Slonie
 
W. Slough digger
 
Fred. L. Small
 
George small
 
John smart
 
John smart
 
John smart
 
Joseph smart
 
Rd. Smart
 
Thomas smart
 
William smart
 
William smart
 
Wm. Smart
 
Peter smedley
 
Jeo. Smeeton
 
- smig or smith
 
Laurence smit gold digger
 
F. F. Smith
 
O. J. Smith
 
T. Or j. H. Smith
 
Walkin smith thomas
 
Alexd. Smith gold digger
 
Andrew smith
 
B. Smith
 
Charles smith
 
Charles smith
 
Charles smith
 
Chas j. Smith
 
D. Smith butcher
 
Daniel smith
 
David smith
 
E. Smith
 
E. Smith digger
 
F. Smith
 
G. Smith
 
G. Smith
 
G. Smith
 
Geo. Smith
 
George smith
 
George smith
 
George smith
 
George smith
 
George smith
 
Henry smith
 
Henry smith
 
Henry smith
 
Henry joseph smith
 
Hugh smith
 
Hugh m.d. smith
 
J. E. Smith
 
J. R smith
 
J. R. Smith
 
James smith
 
James smith
 
James smith
 
James smith
 
James smith
 
James smith
 
James smith
 
James smith gold digger
 
James C.C. Smith
 
Jas. Smith
 
Jas. Smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith
 
John smith digger
 
John james smith
 
Joseph smith
 
Joseph smith
 
Joseph smith d.d or g. Digger
 
Major. Wm smith
 
Patk. Smith
 
Peter smith
 
R. Smith
 
Richard smith (by his marksman)
 
Richard smith digger
 
Robert smith
 
Samuel smith
 
Samuel smith
 
Thomas smith
 
Thomas smith
 
Thomas smith
 
Thomas smith
 
Thomas smith
 
Thomas smith
 
Thomas smith digger
 
Thos. S. Smith digger
 
W. R. Smith
 
W. S. Smith
 
Walter smith
 
Will smith
 
William smith
 
William smith
 
William smith
 
William smith
 
William smith
 
William smith digger
 
William j. Smith
 
William r. Smith
 
Wm. C. Smith
 
Wm. C. Smith
 
Wm. T. Smith storekeeper
 
S. Smith
 
Jas. Smith
 
Charles smithson
 
Charles smolt
 
P. Smyth
 
P. Smyth
 
Richard smyth
 
Seth smyth digger
 
Henry smythe digger
 
James snatt do
 
Wm. Snell gold digger peg leg gully
 
Gohlajo sniyder
 
F. G. Snooks
 
Levi snow
 
W. S. Snowdons gold digger
 
Thomas somers -
 
Marshall somes
 
Arthur sonnerville
 
Thomas south or southor
 
Edwin southcombe
 
Richard m.d. southern
 
John (senior) southiard
 
John jr.(junior) southiard
 
Adolphus souzean
 
William spargo
 
L. T. Sparrow
 
James speal
 
Richd. Spear digger
 
John speer
 
John spellings
 
Magnus spence
 
James spence
 
Magnus spence
 
William reid spence
 
H. Spencer
 
James spencer
 
James spencer
 
James spencer
 
Wm. Spencer digger
 
Wm. Spicer
 
George spink
 
George spink
 
James spinks
 
John spirvey
 
J. W. Spivey
 
G. Splatt
 
John spragg
 
- spring
 
Robert sprole
 
Robert sprole
 
Mathew spur
 
Mathew spur
 
Henry spurner gold digger
 
James sruiry no occ. Given
 
S. A. St. John
 
Edward l. Stack or stark digger
 
Huy stacker
 
Th stacker
 
John stafford
 
Henry stagg
 
Robert stains
 
Herbert stanley
 
William stanley
 
Henry stannard
 
James stanton
 
John starbridge
 
Jhon (sic) stead
 
Edw. L. Sted
 
Edward stedman
 
Fredk. J. B. Steele
 
Fredk d. B. Steele
 
Richd. Steele -
 
Wm. Steele
 
Wm. Steele
 
Henry steinkoff
 
B. Stephen
 
Albert stephens
 
Anthony stephens
 
John s. Stephens
 
Richard stephens
 
Richard stephens
 
Sampson dy stephens
 
Stephen stephens
 
William stephens
 
William stephens
 
William stephens
 
William stephens
 
William stephens digger
 
S. - stephens
 
Robert stergeon digger
 
James sterle no occ. Given
 
James sterling no occ. Given
 
Benj. S. Stevens
 
David stevens
 
Edward stevens
 
James stevens
 
James stevens gold digger
 
John stevens
 
John stevens
 
Joseph stevens
 
Thomas stevens
 
Tomas stevens gold digger
 
Wm. Stevens
 
James stevenson
 
John stevenson
 
John stevenson gold digger
 
Peter stevenson
 
Peter stevenson
 
Thomas stevenson digger
 
Wm. Stevenson
 
I. B. Steward
 
Alexander stewart
 
Charles stewart
 
Francis stewart
 
George stewart
 
George stewart
 
James stewart
 
John stewart
 
John f. Or h. Stewart
 
Malcolm stewart
 
Phillip stewart
 
W. C. Stewart
 
J. H. Stewart
 
James stewart
 
William stewart
 
Robert stingter
 
J. Stokes
 
Stanley stokes
 
Stanley stokes
 
Stanley stokes
 
B. Stone
 
Jacob stone
 
James stone gold digger
 
Robt. Stone
 
Robt. Stone
 
Escort strange
 
William straton
 
James strong
 
James strong
 
Alexander stuart
 
C. B. Stuart
 
Henry burton stubbs digger
 
John s. Stubbs digger
 
Jas. I. Stubbs
 
Moss or ross sturguen
 
Ross sturguen
 
James styles
 
H. Subritzky
 
H. Subritzky
 
T. L. Subritzky
 
T. L. Subritzky
 
M. Sullivan
 
John sullivan
 
John sullivan storekeeper
 
Matthew sullivan
 
Robert summers
 
C. M. Sutcliffe digger
 
Wm. Sutcliffe
 
B. F. Sutherland
 
B. F sutherland
 
Charles t. Sutherland
 
George sutherland
 
James sutherland
 
Wm. Sutherland
 
Henry sutton
 
John sutton
 
John sutton
 
William sutton
 
Alfred swan
 
George swan
 
Joseph swansear gold digger
 
Benjamin swanson
 
John sweeney
 
James sweeny
 
James sweeny
 
James Swenson
 
Phineas a. Swift
 
Wilham swinden
 
William swinden
 
Thomas swords
 
Thomas swords
 
Allan swy----
 
Allan swym no occ. Given
 
Edward sydem---
 
H. Symmons
 
Nicholas symonds
 
Francis symons
 
John symons
 
John symons
 
John symons
 
John symons
 
Joseph symons
 
Richard symons
 
Alfred symons or symonds
 
Patrick symth
 
John symth
 
E. Szumrak
 
 
 
==t==
 
William tabb
 
H. G. Taft
 
H. G. Taft
 
Henry tagget
 
William taggures
 
Wm. Tagzarts
 
James tainsh
 
Fredk. Talbot
 
John talbot
 
Seth talbott digger
 
Soaes tange
 
James tank
 
Henry tanner
 
Henry tanner
 
Richard tanner
 
W. Tarant
 
Frances tatteria
 
James tatteria
 
Francis tattersall
 
James tattersall
 
Thomas taubman
 
George tay
 
J tayler
 
- taylor
 
Charles taylor
 
H. Taylor
 
James taylor
 
James taylor
 
John taylor
 
John taylor digger
 
Rich. Taylor
 
Robert taylor
 
Robert taylor
 
Robert taylor digger
 
Samuel taylor
 
Thos. Taylor digger
 
W. Taylor
 
W. Alfred taylor
 
W. T. Taylor
 
James taylor
 
James taylor
 
Don or dom. M. Taylor or tayln
 
S. Teagle
 
B. G. Teasdale
 
B. G. Teasdale
 
George teasdale
 
George teasdale
 
G. Tedeeland digger
 
Thomas teeder
 
A. Teer or feez
 
Tegain
 
N. Tempevley
 
William temple
 
William temple gold digger
 
Henry templemann
 
N. Tenepevley
 
William ternuset
 
Charles terny
 
John terrell
 
John terrell
 
Thomas terrell
 
Thomas terrell
 
Thomas terrill
 
Thomas terrill
 
Charles tevny
 
Charles thacker
 
G. Tharley
 
G. Tharley
 
T. Thembourn or kembourn
 
William thenson or thurson
 
William theyton
 
William theyton or thexton
 
Richard thimbleby
 
A. Thom
 
George thom---
 
Thos. H. Thomas
 
- thomas
 
G. Thomas
 
N. T. Thomas
 
S. Thomas
 
Barry thomas
 
Charles thomas
 
Chas thomas
 
David thomas -
 
Edwin thomas
 
Henry thomas
 
John thomas
 
John thomas
 
John thomas
 
John thomas
 
John thomas
 
John thomas
 
John thomas digger
 
Malcolm thomas
 
Rd harvey thomas
 
Robert thomas
 
Thomas thomas
 
William thomas
 
William thomas digger
 
William c. Thomas
 
Wm. Thomas
 
Wm. H. Thomas
 
Wm. H. Thomas
 
John thomas
 
Thomas & kay
 
J. Thommis
 
William thomps
 
Delegate mr. Thompson
 
A. Thompson
 
E. Thompson
 
E. Thompson
 
Edwd thompson
 
George thompson digger
 
Henry thompson digger
 
Henry s. Thompson digger
 
James thompson
 
James thompson
 
John thompson
 
John thompson
 
John thompson
 
John thompson
 
John thompson
 
Joseph thompson
 
Richard thompson
 
Thomas thompson digger
 
W. Thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson
 
William thompson digger
 
William different signature from the previous one thompson
 
Wm. Thompson
 
Wm. Thompson gold digger
 
William thompson
 
George thompson
 
James thompson
 
Patk. B. Thoms
 
Patk. B. Thoms
 
John thoms blacksmith
 
Michl. Thomsen
 
Alexr. Thomson
 
David thomson
 
Geo. Edwd. Thomson
 
Geo. Edwd. Thomson
 
Geo. Edwd. Thomson
 
James thomson digger
 
Josep thomson
 
M. Thomson
 
William thomson
 
John thomson
 
James thopson
 
Thomas thoriaan
 
Edward thorman
 
Nanken thornhill newspaper agent
 
Geor. Thornton
 
George thorpe
 
Richard thorpe digger
 
W. A. Thorpe
 
Thos thosbody
 
William thoy---
 
Thomas thyrm
 
Thomas thyts
 
Wm. Tibbald
 
Charles tibbs
 
John tibes or isbes
 
J. & son tien
 
Thomas tiffany
 
W. B. Tilling
 
Richard timing
 
Fredk. Tingle or pingle
 
- h. Tinkler
 
Wm. Tippy
 
Alfred tivey
 
Joseph tivey
 
Joseph tivey
 
William tlalirson
 
Larance toben
 
C. Tobin
 
Michael tobin
 
Michael tobin
 
Henry todd
 
Matthew todd digger
 
Thomas todd
 
Emil tohl
 
Benjm toiyne gold digger
 
Wm. Toll
 
Henrny (sic) tomlinson
 
- tomlinson
 
Joseph tomlinson
 
Jesse tompkins
 
James tompson
 
Wm. J. Tonan
 
Joseph tonilinon
 
Francis tonseng digger
 
- toogood digger
 
Revd. D. T. Toohey
 
Peter toomey
 
Peter toomey
 
Edward topliss
 
Samuel torbey
 
Andrew tormahill
 
Jas torpey
 
William torryman
 
Robert torventy
 
Robert torventy
 
William tounson
 
William tovey
 
James towell
 
James towers
 
Robert town
 
John townsen or townsend
 
John townsend
 
John toy
 
Wm. Trace
 
Wm. Trace
 
Stephen tracey
 
Stephen tracey
 
Chas tracy
 
George w. Tracy
 
James tracy
 
John tracy
 
Thomas tracy
 
Thomas tracy
 
A. Tragerays
 
George train
 
George train
 
Wren or wreie transtovik
 
Richard tranturn
 
Carl. Wm trapmann
 
E. Trapmann
 
Henry traunce or trounce
 
Thomas treble
 
Joseph tree
 
George treesm---
 
William treganic digger
 
John tregeagu
 
Joseph trelbie
 
Edwin tremethick
 
Samuel trengove
 
John trenowth
 
John trenowth
 
Joseph jns trescut
 
John trevail
 
Thomas trevan
 
Henry trevaskis
 
Henry trevaskis
 
Richard trevenn
 
Henry trevillion
 
Henry trevillion
 
Frederick trewis
 
Thomas tripet
 
Thomas triplet
 
Thoms. Triplet
 
William triplet
 
William triplet
 
Gottfried trobitsch
 
John troffer
 
John troffer or trosser
 
Jack trofta
 
E. Tronchet
 
Acheson trotter
 
James trotter
 
John trough
 
Thomas troughton
 
Henry trounce
 
George truscott
 
Thomas try
 
Alfred tucker
 
Benjn. Tucker
 
George tucker
 
Richard n. Tucker
 
Richard n. Tucker
 
Richard n. Tucker
 
William tuckfield
 
Edward tuey
 
Martin tully
 
Michael tully digger
 
Patt. Tully
 
Michl. Tuohy digger
 
Wm. Tupper
 
Wm. H. Tupper
 
Thomas turfford
 
Andrew turnbull
 
Henry turnbull gold digger
 
Charles turner
 
Elijah turner
 
H. R. Turner
 
It. R. Turner
 
James turner
 
John turner
 
John turner
 
John turner
 
Robert turner digger
 
Saml. Turner
 
Thomas turner
 
Thos. Turner
 
William turner digger
 
George turner
 
Horace walpole turner
 
Jas. Turner
 
John turner no occ. Given
 
Eliel turton
 
Edward tury
 
M. Tuslover
 
John tweed digger
 
Peter tweed
 
Peter tweed
 
Samuel tweedale
 
John twentyman
 
John tyler no occ. Given
 
Thos. Tyley or taylor
 
James tyreit
 
Thos tyrie
 
 
 
==u==
 
Thomas underwood
 
Unknown markett
 
Unknown digger
 
Unknown digger
 
Unknown digger
 
Alexander. Unknown storekeeper
 
John unknown gold buyer
 
R. W. Updke
 
William uphill
 
Harris uphun digger
 
John upton
 
John upton
 
Robert urwin digger
 
John usher
 
John jnr usher
 
 
Unknown
 
Thos. --ashall digger
 
Henry -ainhard
 
Charles -einz
 
Damas -orlier
 
 
Unknown
 
7 or 8 chinese names
 
 
==v==
 
John valkevean or walkerman
 
Henry vallis
 
Valentine vallis
 
Arthur vally
 
Bn. Vally
 
C. Vally
 
David van pelt
 
John vance
 
Or mandeville vandeville
 
Ed vanhorn
 
Albert varley
 
H. S. Varney digger
 
John vaughan
 
James vaux
 
Thomas vaux
 
William vaux
 
William vazey simons gold miner
 
John smith verrall
 
James veyney
 
Wm. Vince digger
 
James p. Vincent
 
John vine or pine
 
Thomas vine or pine
 
John vinecoumbe
 
V. S. Vivian
 
Hry. Vivian
 
Charles voight
 
Fred voight
 
C. Vorburn
 
Dalgette de voste digger
 
 
 
==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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Latest revision as of 13:10, 7 May 2019

Bendigo Goldfields Petition Cover, August 1853. State Library of Victoria (MS 12440) and Condemned them to hard labor on the Public Roads of the Colony - A proceeding Your Petitioners maintain to be contrary to the spirit of the British Law which does not recognise the principle of the Subject being a Criminal because he is indebted to the State
That the impost of Thirty Shillings a Month is unjust because the successful and unsuccessful Digger are assessed in the same ratio
For these reasons and others which could be enumerated Your Petitioners pray Your Excellency to Grant the following Petition
* First. To direct that the Licence Fee be reduced to Ten Shillings a Month
* Secondly To direct that Monthly or Quarterly Licenses be issued at the option of the Applicants
* Thirdly To direct that new arrivals or invalids be allowed on registering their names at the Commissioners Office fifteen clear days residence on the Gold Fields before the License be enforced
* Fourthly To afford greater facility to Diggers and others resident on the Gold Fields who wish to engage in Agricultural Pursuits for investing their earnings in small allotments of land
* Fifthly To direct that the Penalty of Five Pounds for non-possession of License be reduced to One Pound
* Sixthly To direct that (as the Diggers and other residents on the Gold Fields of the Colony have uniformly developed a love of law and order) the sending of an Armed Force to enforce the License Tax be discontinued.
Your Petitioners would respectfully submit to Your Excellency's consideration in favour of the reduction of the License Fee that many Diggers and other residents on the Gold-fields who are debarred from taking a License under the present System would if the Tax were reduced to Ten Shillings a Month cheerfully comply with the Law so that the License Fund instead of being diminished would be increased
Your Petitioners would also remind your Excellency that a Petition is the only mode by which they can submit their wants to your Excellency's consideration as although they contribute more to the Exchequer that half the Revenue of the Colony they are the largest class of Her Majesty's Subjects in the Colony unrepresented
And your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray etc.
Red Ribbon Movement Monument in Rosalind Park, Bendigo [detail], 2013. Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection

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]

Two women signed the petition - Florence Foley and Sarah Williamson.

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]


Probably Signed in or around Ballarat

Jesse Eldridge - John Eldridge - Moses Eldridge - Thomas Clegg - Alfred Lester

Probably Signed in or around Bendigo

J.H. Abbott - George Aspinall - James Black (1) - Annesly Boyde - George Graham - Denis Fitzgerald - James Moran - James Plunkett - John Pratt - Thomas Pritchard - Timothy Quinn - A. Robinson - John Shinnock - William Snell - Thomas Tyley -Thomas Underdown

Probably Signed in or Around Castlemaine

John R. Webb

Probably Signed in or around The Ovens

David Ducat

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 License Association

Bendigo

Red Ribbon Rebellion

Further Reading

References

External links

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