J.J. Corran

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John Joseph Corran was born on the Isle of Mann. He arrived in Victoria in 1852.[1]he

Goldfields Involvement in 1854

John Corran was a particpant in the Eureka Stockade on 03 December 1854.[2]

Post Eureka Activity

John Corran attended the 50th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. His blue ribbon given to Stockaders during the celebrations is now held by the Gold Museum, Ballarat.[3]

Golden Wedding


HUSBAND WAS AT EUREKA STOCKADE Mr John Joseph Corran and Mrs Corran, well known residents of Hawksburn, and very old colonists, celebrated their golden wedding yesterday. Mr Corran arrived in Victoria in 1852, and at once devoted his energies to mining, and worked for years at Sago Hill and elsewhere in the Ballarat district. He went through the Eureka Stockade and followed mining as an occupation until 1885 when he relinquished it and came to Melbourne. During the last 10 years Mr Corran has had charge of the Hawksburn railway bookstall, and he is well known to all train travellers to and from that station. Mrs Corran is a daughter of the late Mr T M Pillar of Windsor. Mr Corran is now in his 77th year. They had had 13 children and of those eight are still alive. Mr and Mrs Corran reside at ‘Tynwald’, Motherwell Street, Hawksburn, and are in good health. They were the recipients of many visits and messages of congratulations yesterday.[4]


The death occurred at Murrumbeena on Sunday of Mr J.J. Corran, who was one of the few survivors of those who took part in the stirring scenes at Eureka Stockade, under the leadership of the late Peter Lalor, in 1854. Mr. Corran, who was born in he Isle of Man, arrived in Victoria in 1852. He was for many years connected with the life of the goldfields, but subsequently followed the occupation of news agent at Hawksburn until his retirement. Mr. Corran, who was 83 years of age, leaves a widow and eight children.[5]


  1. Argus, 28 Nov 1916
  2. Argus, 28 November 1916, p. 4. Transcribed by Christine Stancliffe.
  3. https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/188702346?q=%22Eureka+Stockade%22&c=picture&versionId=205329772, accessed 30 November 20 19.
  4. Ballarat Star, 22 November, 1907, p. 4. Transcribed by Christine Stancliffe.
  5. Argus, 28 November 1916, p. 4. Transcribed by Christine Stancliffe.