Alfred Hurlestone

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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
Samuel Thomas Gill, Diggers Hut, Forest Creek, c1852, watercolour and gum arabic on paper.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Mr. Tony Hamilton and Miss. S.E. Hamilton, 1967.


Alfred was born in Melbury Osmond, Dorset, England. He joined the 40th Regiment and was sent to Ireland where he boarded HMS Vulcan in 1852 at County Cork under the command of Colonel Thomas Valient. After arriving in Melbourne he spent 3 months in Dandenong. When stationed at Forest Creek where he was mounted and equipped for gold escort duty. [1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

In 1854 Alfred Hurlestone was sent to Ballarat with the 40th Regiment where he helped to quell the riots at Eureka.[2]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also


Further Reading

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


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