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==Goldfields Involvement, 1853-1854==
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1853-1854==
  
Signed the 1853 Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Agitation of the Victorian goldfields started with the [[Forest Creek]] Monster Meeting in 1851, but what became known as the Red Ribbon Movement was centred around the [[Bendigo]] goldfields in 1853. The [[Anti-Gold License Association]] was formed at [[Bendigo]] in June 1853, led by [[George Thomson]], Dr [[D.G. Jones]] and 'Captain' [[Edward Browne]]. The association focused its attention on the 30 shillings monthly licence fee miners were required to pay to the government. They drew up a petition outlining digger grievances and called for a reduced licence fee, improved law and order, the right to vote and the right to buy land. The petition was signed by diggers at [[Bendigo]], [[Ballarat]], [[Castlemaine]], [[McIvor]] ([[Heathcote]]), [[Mount Alexander]] ([[Harcourt]]) and other diggings. The 13 metre long petition was presented to Lieutenant-Governor [[Charles La Trobe]] in Melbourne on the 01 August 1853, but their call for a reduction in monthly licence fees and land reform for diggers was rejected. The diggers dissatisfaction erupted into the [[Red Ribbon Rebellion]] where agitators wore red ribbons on their hats symbolising their defiance of the law and prohibitive licence fees.
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Joseph Dromgool signed the 1853 Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Agitation of the Victorian goldfields started with the [[Forest Creek]] Monster Meeting in 1851, but what became known as the Red Ribbon Movement was centred around the [[Bendigo]] goldfields in 1853. The [[Anti-Gold License Association]] was formed at [[Bendigo]] in June 1853, led by [[George Thomson]], Dr [[D.G. Jones]] and 'Captain' [[Edward Browne]]. The association focused its attention on the 30 shillings monthly licence fee miners were required to pay to the government. They drew up a petition outlining digger grievances and called for a reduced licence fee, improved law and order, the right to vote and the right to buy land. The petition was signed by diggers at [[Bendigo]], [[Ballarat]], [[Castlemaine]], [[McIvor]] ([[Heathcote]]), [[Mount Alexander]] ([[Harcourt]]) and other diggings. The 13 metre long petition was presented to Lieutenant-Governor [[Charles La Trobe]] in Melbourne on the 01 August 1853, but their call for a reduction in monthly licence fees and land reform for diggers was rejected. The diggers dissatisfaction erupted into the [[Red Ribbon Rebellion]] where agitators wore red ribbons on their hats symbolising their defiance of the law and prohibitive licence fees.
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In 1854 Joseph Dromgool's brother was attempting to find his location.
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::It this should meet the eye of C.B. Dromgool, he will hear of his brother Joseph Dromgool by applying to Mr J.L. Butterrall, 111 Elizabeth street, Melbourne.<ref>The Argus, 20 July 1854.</ref>
  
 
==Post 1854 Experiences==
 
==Post 1854 Experiences==

Latest revision as of 00:30, 6 July 2021

Joseph Dromgool Signature on the Bendigo Goldfields Petition, August 1853. State Library of Victoria (MS 12440
Bendigo Goldfields Petition Cover, August 1853. State Library of Victoria (MS 12440)
Red Ribbon Movement Monument in Rosalind Park, Bendigo [detail], 2013. Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection

Background

Goldfields Involvement, 1853-1854

Joseph Dromgool signed the 1853 Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Agitation of the Victorian goldfields started with the Forest Creek Monster Meeting in 1851, but what became known as the Red Ribbon Movement was centred around the Bendigo goldfields in 1853. The Anti-Gold License Association was formed at Bendigo in June 1853, led by George Thomson, Dr D.G. Jones and 'Captain' Edward Browne. The association focused its attention on the 30 shillings monthly licence fee miners were required to pay to the government. They drew up a petition outlining digger grievances and called for a reduced licence fee, improved law and order, the right to vote and the right to buy land. The petition was signed by diggers at Bendigo, Ballarat, Castlemaine, McIvor (Heathcote), Mount Alexander (Harcourt) and other diggings. The 13 metre long petition was presented to Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe in Melbourne on the 01 August 1853, but their call for a reduction in monthly licence fees and land reform for diggers was rejected. The diggers dissatisfaction erupted into the Red Ribbon Rebellion where agitators wore red ribbons on their hats symbolising their defiance of the law and prohibitive licence fees.

In 1854 Joseph Dromgool's brother was attempting to find his location.

It this should meet the eye of C.B. Dromgool, he will hear of his brother Joseph Dromgool by applying to Mr J.L. Butterrall, 111 Elizabeth street, Melbourne.[1]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Bendigo Goldfields Petition

Ballarat Reform League Inc. Monuments Project

Further Reading

References

  1. The Argus, 20 July 1854.

External links

https://blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/family-matters/collections/did-you-ancestor-sign-the-bendigo-goldfields-petition/


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