Bridget Callinan

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Bridget Callinan was born c1825, County Clare, Ireland. She did not marry, and died on 27 September 1897 at Leigh Creek, Bungaree. She was buried in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery, on 28 September 1897, aged 72.[1]

Brigid Callinan was the sister of Patrick Callinan, Thomas Callinan and Michael Callinan. [2]

Bridget Callinan died of pneumonia in 1869 aged 46.[3]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Callinan was present at the Eureka Stockade after the battle. Bridget Callinan distracted the soldiers while her wounded brothers were helped away, but they were later arrested. She was the cousin of John Hanrahan.[4]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

John Callinan

Patrick Callinan

Thomas Callinan

Michael Callinan

John Hanrahan

Further Reading

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

Dorothy Wickham, Women in 'Ballarat' 1851-1871: A Case Study in Agency, PhD. School of Behavioural and Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ballarat, March 2008.

Dorothy Wickham, Blood, Sweat and Tears: Women of Eureka in Journal of Australian Colonial History, 10, No, 1, 2008, pp. 99-115.

Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, BHSPublishing, 2009.,_Sweat_and_Tears:_Women_at_Eureka

Clare Wright, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Text Publishing, 2013.

Dorothy Wickham, Not just a Pretty Face: Women on the Goldfields, in Pay Dirt: Ballarat & Other Gold Towns, BHSPublishing, 2019, pp. 25-36.


  1. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  2. Supplement to the Ballarat Courier, 27 March 1998, p.6.
  3. Supplement to the Ballarat Courier, 27 March 1998, p.6.
  4. Supplement to the Ballarat Courier, 27 March 1998, p.6.

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