Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Dr Richard Hobson was a witness examined during the report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the riot at Ballarat, and the burning of James Bentley's Eureka Hotel.  Hobson testified as to the seriousness of the James Bayne’s leg. James Bayne was a miner who could not work due to the injury to his leg, and had been laid up for 18 weeks with a broken leg. During a Licence hunt on 23 September 1854, while Bayne could not work, Bayne was fined £5 for not having a license. 
Post 1854 Experiences
In 1855 Richard Hobson was listed as a surgeon on Main Road. In that year he signed a petition of householders of Ballaarat requesting the establishment of a Municipality in 1855. 
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Report of the Board appointed to Enquire into Circumstances Connected with the Late Disturbance at Ballarat, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 21 November 1854.
- Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.