Alfred Sagar

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Alfred Sagar was an eyewitness to the Eureka Stockade battle.[1]


"An Old Victorian Pioneer. DIES AT WILLIAMSTOWN.

On Saturday last in a private hospital in Williamstown; there passed away an old Victorian pioneer- Mr Alfred Sagar - one of those old sterling identities who have helped to make our States what they are by their enterprise, industry, and courage. Deceased arrived here in 1852, and soon found his way to the Daisy Hill rush where he was fortunate in making a lot of money, but through the vicissitudes of mining the crushing plant which he erected there passed from his hands. He was at Ballarat during the Eureka Stockade episode. He camped in a gully near the spot and at the time of the riots, sprang out of his tent and saw the soldiers storm the Stockade, witnessed the flight of its leaders, and was successful in obtaining the release of a fighting comrade whom the soldiers had secured. Mr Sagar took no part in the affair, but his recollections of it and the subsequent hunt after the leaders were vivid and interesting. When Mr P. C. Crespizny, Goldfield Commissioner, was adjusting the disputes of the miners on the ground, as was the custom in those days, deceased attended the inquiries and frequently rendered the Commissioner assistance. Mr Sagar had long resided in Brisbane and had come over here on a short visit, accompanied by his wife, to see his relatives, when he caught cold on Cup Day, and after three weeks of patient suffering passed away and was buried in the local cemetery on Monday last.[2]

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  1. Williamstown Chronicle, 06 December 1902.
  2. Williamstown Chronicle, 06 December 1902.