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Finnish-born shipbuilder; workers' rights campaigner on Victoria’s goldfields and close friend of Eureka Stockade leader Peter Lalor.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coburg_Cemetery</ref>
  
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==

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Background

Finnish-born shipbuilder; workers' rights campaigner on Victoria’s goldfields and close friend of Eureka Stockade leader Peter Lalor.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Obituary

Mr. Isaac Mattson, whose death has occurred in Melbourne in his 94th year, took an active part in the Eureka incident, in 1854, being, an intimate friend of Peter Lalor and of Esmond, the gold discoverer, one of Lalor's foragers for ammunition. He was one of the pioneers of mining in California. He took an active part in securing the Presidency of the United States for Zachary Taylor in 1848, and left California for Ballarat in 1851. He has left four daughters, 17 grandchildren and nine great grand children. [2]


Mr. Isaac Mattson, whose death has occurred in Melbourne in his 94th year, took an active part in the Eureka incident, in 1854, being, an intimate friend of Peter Lalor and of Esmond, the gold discoverer, one of Lalor's foragers for ammunition. He was one of the pioneers of mining in California. He took an active part in securing the Presidency of the United States for Zachary Taylor in 1848, and left California for Ballarat in 1851. The remains were interred privately in the Coburg Cemetery. He has left four daughters, 17 grandchildren and nine great grand children. [3]

See also

James Esmond

Peter Lalor

Further Reading

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

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References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coburg_Cemetery
  2. The Horsham Times, 9 October 1917.
  3. Ballarat Courier, 29 September 1917.
  4. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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