John Donnelly

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Goldfields Involvement in 1854

John Donnelly, at the Eureka Treason Trials swore "I belong to the 40th; I was one who attacked the stockade on the 3rd December; I know the prisoner, and saw him with a double-barrelled gun in his hand within the stockade; I was distant 50 yards; I did not see prisoner do anything with the gun; I am sure the prisoner was the man."

Riot at Ballarat appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the late disturbance at Ballarat together with the evidence taken by the board laid upon the Council table by the Colonial Secretary, by Command of His Excellency the lieutenant Governor and ordered by the Council to be printed 21st November, 1854.

A petition from certain persons claiming compensation for losses occasioned by the Riots at Ballarat. [1] William Adams, Thomas Allen, Thomas Bird, Edmund Burns, William Cooper, Lanty Costello, Cummins, Anne Diamond, John Donally, Patrick Donohue, Thomas Eames, John Emery, Timothy Hayes, MIchael Noonan, Daniel O'Connor, Patrick Quinane, Thomas Quinn, Martin Ryan, Matthew Ryan, John Sheahan, Daniel Sweeney, David Wallace, and William Wallace [2]

Also See



  1. PROV, Colonial Secretary's Correspondence, VPRS 1189 Unit 92 Item J14462
  2. PROV, VPRS 1189, Chief Secretary's Correspondence, Box 24a