Justin MacCarthy

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Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.


Justin Edward Daniel MacCarthy was born in 1823.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Justin MacCarthy was an officer of the 40th Regiment. It is not currently known ifg MacCarthy was in Ballarat in December 1854, but he painted an image of the Governement Camp. The 40th Regiment was based in Melbourne from 1852 to 1860, and soldiers were routinely posted to Ballarat during this period. The Government Camp was one of the most important locations in the history of the Eureka Stockade a. The Camp was established in 1851 to help maintain order on the newly-discovered Victorian gold fields and was in a strategic position with a view of Ballarat Flat. The image gives pride of place to the British flag, and shows the camp's defensive wall, buildings and tents--Information from acquisition documentation.Justin Edward Daniel MacCarthy was born in 1823.[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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