Robert Dawson

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Death of Eureka Veteran .
Mr Robert Dawson, 98, a colonist for 70 years, has died at the Ballarat Hospital. He was one of the few sur vivors of the pitched battle between the soldiers and gold-dlggers at Eureka, Ballarat, on December 6, 1854. He confessed to his sense of pride at having fought on the side of the diggers in that memorable conflict. For many years, until old age prevented his following the occupation of mining, the veteran, worked In Broken Hill mines. He was a bachelor.[1]

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  1. The Herald, 17 January 1921.