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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
 
  
  

Revision as of 10:26, 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



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

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