Margaret Clendinning

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Margaret born June 1847 at County Mayo, Ireland, the daughter of Martha Holmes and Dr George Clendinning. [1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Margaret Clendinning married Colonel Robert Rede in 1873. Margaret and Robert Rede had the following issue: Geraldine b. 1 Dec 1873; George Clendinning Rede b. 1875, d. 1879; Roger de E Strange b. 1878; Violet Holmes b. 1880 (married Teague); Parton Ludovik Herbert b.1882; Fairlie Margaret Hebe b. 1884. [2]


MRS MARGARET G. REDE, of Walsh Street, South Yarra, who died yesterday in a private hospital in Melbourne In her 90th year, was tho widow of the late Colonel Robert Rede, who was Com missioner of Goldfields at Ballarat at the time of tho Eureka Stockade riot, and who has been dead for about 30 years. On his retirement bo lived in Toorak. Mrs Redo was the daughter of the late Dr. Geo. Clendining, and came with her parents to Victoria when she was only five years of age. She was on the golafield at the time of the riot Mrs Rede is survived by three daughters. She was buried this afternoon in St. Hilda Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Apps and Sons Pty. Ltd.[3]

See also

Further Reading

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

Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  2. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  3. The Herald, 19 August 1936

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