Charles Howes

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Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.


Charles Howed died in Gordon, Victoria.

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Charles Howes took part in the Eureka Stockade riot.

Post 1854 Experiences


HOWES- Mr. Charles Howes,
Highly respected resident of Gordon, who had been suffering from cancer for some considerable time, passed away at about two o’clock a.m. on the 29th inst. Deceased was a native of Tasmania, and was 64 years of age at his death, having been 35 years in the district, and 49 in the colony. For the past two years he has been a great sufferer from the complaint. He leaves a family of nine children to mourn his loss.

Mr. Howes left Tasmania at an early age, his ambition being fired by the wondrous tales told there of the diggings then at their zenith in Victoria. Shortly after his arrival here he came up to Ballarat, and took part in the Eureka riot. The sturdy Tasmanian bore his share in the bustle and turmoil of other Victorian goldfields. Some years later he settled in Gordon, where he continued to reside up to the time of his death. About 18 years ago he lost his wife, who left a sorrowing husband and a young family behind. Deceased was a kind and loving husband and father, and the members of the family deeply feel the sad loss they have suffered. The Church of England loses one of its most earnest supporters, and his place will not easily be filled. The funeral took place yesterday, and prior to burial the body was removed to St Mark’s Church, where a portion of the burial service was read by the Rev. J.H. Chaseling, vicar, of Ballan. The pulpit was draped in black, and during the service the choir rendered the hymn, “When our heads are bowed in Woe,” and the organist (Miss L. Rozenski) played the “Dead March.” When the body was removed from the church for the cemetery, it was accompanied by a large number of mourners. The coffin bearers at the church were Messrs. A. and R. Nightingale, W and J. Sterritt, and at the grave the coffin was borne by Messrs. J. H. Northey, L. Rosenow, J. Freeman, and G. Palmer. The Rev. J.H. Chaseling officiated at the grave, and Mr. Abraham Chapman satisfactorily carried out the mortuary arrangements.

DEATH OF MR CHARLES HOWES ... of Gordon, aged 64 years. Native of Tasmania, 49 years in the colony, 35 years in Gordon district. Shortly after his arrival here he came up to Ballarat and took part in the historic Eureka riots. Buried Gordon. [1]

See also

Gordon Cemetery

Further Reading


  1. Gordon Advertiser 31 October 1900

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