William Rodier

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William Bickman Rodier was living in Ballarat and was recorded on the 1855 Electoral Roll, under the electoral qualification of Miner’s Right. He signed the Benden Sherritt Hassell Compensation Case Petition in 1855, at which time he was listed as a merchant at the Junction Store, Ballarat.[1]

William Rodier died on 30 May 1901 aged 82 at Hawthorn, and was buried at Boroondara Cemetery on 31 May 1901. Eliza Rodier and Maria Cox Rodier are buried in the same grave.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

He was listed as a storekeeper at Red Hill Flat when he signed a petition of householders of Ballaarat requesting the establishment of a Municipality in 1855. Rodier was a member of the Ballarat Gas Company’s provisional commit in 1857, and chaired a meeting at the Shakespeare Hotel in Main Rd on 26 July 1858 when it was decided to name Ballarat’s new volunteer force the Ballarat Volunteer Rifle Regiment. [3]

William Rodier was on the first municipal council of Ballarat East

Rodier signed the Benden Hassell Compensation petition.


1. William Rodier

RODIER.—On the 18th May, son of the late Mr Rodier and Eliza Rodier. formerly of Tamhus Station. Cobar, and loved brother of Mrs. J. H. Patterson and Boroondara Cemetery.[4]

2. Maria Cox Rodier (Buried Boroondara Ceremony)


RODIER. - On the 30th May, at the residence of his son-in-law, J. H. Patterson, Lisson-grove, Hawthorn, William Bickham Rodier, formerly of Ballarat, aged 82 years. Interred in Boroondara Cemetery.[5]

See also

Benden Hassell

Boroondara Cemetery

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. http://www.kewcemetery.com.au/FindGrave.aspx, accessed 24 March 2013 by Kathleen Gervasoni
  3. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  4. The Age, 20 May 1936.
  5. The Australasian, 08 June 1901.

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