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==Background==
 
==Background==
  

Latest revision as of 23:44, 21 October 2019

Katholisch Kapelle aus den Gravel Pit Lunis 3u Ballarat Januav 1854 by Eugene von Guerard. State Library of Victoria Collection (H12532)

Background

Forssman was born 04 March 1832 at Christiana [now Oslo], Norway. He was said to have jumped ship in April 1853. He married Ellen Murphy on 29 May 1858 at St Alipius, Ballarat.[1]

Forssman died on 7 November 1919 at Daylesford Hospital, and is buried at Eganstown Catholic Cemetery. At the time of his death he was residing at Korweinguboora.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

A drayman and carter,[3] Forssman was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka battle. Forssman, along with Charles Ferguson, travelled for some days with the Burke and Wills party. [4]

Post 1854 Experiences

Forssman was a carrier until 1872 when he moved to Korweinguburra.[5]

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. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  4. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  5. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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