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Val D'Angri, conservator of the Eureka Flag, is a descendant of Anastasia Withers.

Ron Egeberg, former manager of the Eureka Centre, is a descendant of Morgan Lee.

Clare Gervasoni, curator and author, is a descendant of Michael O'Dea.

Shane Howard, singer and songwriter, is a descendant of Patrick Howard.

Ray Martin, journalist, is a descendant of Edmund Grace.

Paul Murphy, Advertising film director, is a descendant of Michael Canny and Patrick Canny.

Bill Shorten, Member for Maribyrnong, Victoria, and Leader of the Opposition from 2016, is a descendant of James Goldsmith and Mary Goldsmith. [1]

Dorothy Wickham, author and historian, is a descendant of Peter Ellis, and Dennis Kinnane and Margaret Kinnane. [2]

Family Groups


Thomas JACOBS married Maria Radford 13 July 1854 at the Wesleyan Church, Eureka.

Samuel Smith and his wife Caroline Smith (RADFORD) lived at Eureka 1854.


Timothy Shanahan and his wife Bridget KINNANE applied for compensation for their tent being inside the stockade.

Matthew Ryan and his wife Ann/Nancy QUINANE applied for compensation for their tent being inside the stockade.

Lancelot Costello and his wife Honora Young applied for compensation for their tent being inside the stockade.

Bridget Costello married Henry Johnson. On the same day 30 April 1843 Patrick Kennedy married Mary Costello. Dennis KINNANE and Margaret Sheehan were witnesses to the marriage.

Thomas KINNANE married Jane Johnson, the daughter of Bridget Costello and Henry Johnson. Thomas' parents Dennis KINNANE and Margaret (Guthrie) who were on the Eureka Diggings from 1853-1854.

Dennis KINNANE married Margaret Guthrie from at St Alipius on 22 March 1853. Both were residing "on the Eureka". Their son, John, was born in April 1854 "at Eureka".

Patrick QUINANE had a tent just outside the stockade.


The Spence family were at Eureka according to their eyewitness accounts.

James Maxwell and Jane SPENCE.

James SPENCE; John SPENCE; William Guthrie SPENCE; Ann SPENCE


  1., accessed 16 August 2016.
  2. Treason Trials 1855