Thomas Dignum

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William E. Pidgeon (WEP), Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.
William E. Pidgeon artwork is reproduced with the permission of Peter Pidgeon
State Prisoners, 1855.
Courtesy Ballarat Heritage Services.


Thomas Dignum was born in Sydney, Australia

Thomas Dignum was one of four known Australian born insurgents in the Eureka Stockade. He was one of the pikemen.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Dignum signed the Benden Hassell compensation petition.

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Treason Trials

Further Reading

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


  1. Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.177.

External links

Pikeman detail from the Peter Lalor Statue, Sturt Street, Ballarat. Courtesy Ballarat Heritage Services.