Mrs Guthrie

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

Background

Mrs Guthrie's birth name was Conder.

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Mrs Guthrie helped the wounded after the Eureka battle.

Post 1854 Experiences

Obituary

There passed away at Essendon on 5th September Mrs W. S. Guthrie, at the age of 89 years. Accompanying her patents, she left England, where she was born, at the age of 18 years, arriving in South Australia in 1839. Eighteen months later the family settled in Victoria, and the deceased saw the State grow from a mere settlement to its present dimensions. One of the first houses of stone was built by Mrs Guthrie, and still stands at the corner of Gore street and Victoria Parade. She was present at the opening of the first railway, was a guest at the laying of the foundation stone of St Patrick's Cathedral and at Ballarat was a spectator of the Eureka Stockade, helping to dress the wounds of many of the men who were injured in the historic conflict between the miners and the military. Mrs Guthrie leaves about 80 descendants. [1]

See also

Further Reading

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

[2]

References

  1. Ballarat Courier, 20 September 1915, front page, transcribed by Dorothy Wickham.
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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