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George Black was born in 1817. The brother of [[Alfred Black]], George was well educated. [[Raffaello Carboni]] said he was born a gentleman, with pale cheeks, dry lips, clever eyes and sharp nose. <ref>Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., ''Eureka Research Directory'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.</ref>
 
George Black was born in 1817. The brother of [[Alfred Black]], George was well educated. [[Raffaello Carboni]] said he was born a gentleman, with pale cheeks, dry lips, clever eyes and sharp nose. <ref>Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., ''Eureka Research Directory'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.</ref>
  
George Black died in May 1879.<ref>Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., ''Eureka Research Directory'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.</ref>
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George Black died in May 1879.
  
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==

Revision as of 00:02, 21 April 2013

Background

George Black was born in 1817. The brother of Alfred Black, George was well educated. Raffaello Carboni said he was born a gentleman, with pale cheeks, dry lips, clever eyes and sharp nose. [1]

George Black died in May 1879.

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Black was the Editor of the “Diggers Advocate” in 1854. He was a voting member of the Ballarat Reform League, and on 11 November 1854 he proposed a Ballarat Reform League resolution. Black was a Chartist who was not present during the battle. When McIntyre, Fletcher and Westerby were convicted of burning Bentley’s Eureka Hotel Black and Kennedy went to Melbourne to demand their release. Black and party presented a document to Governor Charles Hotham in Melbourne on November 27, and he spoke at the Bakery Hill Meeting on 29 November 1854. Black and Kennedy went to Creswick to gather support. [2]

Post 1854 Experiences

Black stood for Parliament in 1856, but was soundly beaten by J.B. Humffray. According to William Baker, who was his parthner in a quartz crushing venture, Black was a Quaker. [3]

See also

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

References

  1. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  3. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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