Robert Burnete

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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.


Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Burnete was a member of the Independent California Rangers and was one of the digger leaders, and was present during the Eureka Stockade battle. He claimed to have killed Capt. Henry Wise with the first shot fired during the battle. [1]

Burnette used a Rifle. [2]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Eureka Stockade

Independent Californian Rangers Revolver Brigade

Further Reading

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


  1. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  2. Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.213.

External links

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