Donald Cameron

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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.


The death took place at the Belmore hospital early yesterday moilring of Mr. Donald Cameron, snr., grazier, of Benholm, Currawarna, at the age of 85 years. His wife predeceased him by about two years. Alderman Cameron, of Wagga, and Duncan Cameron, manager, of Maragle Station (near Tumbrumba), are sons of deceased, and Mrs. G. Whitford, of Fitzmaurice Street, and Mrs. R. Fraser, of Currawarna, (daughters). Mr. Donald Cameron was born at Fassa Farn, lnvernisshire, Scotland, in the year 1829, and he came to Australia in 1829 with his parents, settling with them near Hamilton, Victoria. When the goldfields broke out, he, with his brothers, left the station and set tled at Geelong (Vic.), and was mining later with his brother's at the Ballarat diggings where be was fairly successful. He was one of those present at tlie Ballarat riot. Later he settled down to farming and grazing pursuits at Clunes. He came to New South Wales about 27 years ago and took up residence at the Cross Roads. Later on taking up land at Benholm, Currawarna, where he had since re sided. About six weeks ago he came to Wagga for medical attention, and for the last four weeks was in the Belmore Hospital. He Was a brother of the late Mr. Ewan Cameron, of Mundowey Station, and Mr. Duncan Cameron grazier, of the Cross Roads. The funeral is appointed to leave Belmore this morning at 10 a.m. for interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Wagga.[1]

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  1. Wagga Wagga Express, 13 June 1914.