Coming from a family of Cornish miners (on Dad’s side), I didn’t expect to find an ancestor of Dad’s on the ‘other side’ at the Eureka Stockade.
This brief obituary is of my 3x great grandfather Charles Kelvey PEARSON (1827 – 1909).
I am descended from his eldest son, Frederick Augustus PEARSON (1848 - 1884)
It made me want to find out more about the military men of the uprising.
Here’s some info about the Eureka Stockade
I found the following through Pandora – the wonderful collection of archived websites on Trove – don’t forget to look at what comes up in this section when you do your searches:
An interesting viewpoint of a military man (like my ggg grandfather).
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Another report of the uprising from Pandora:
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And yet another exciting find, in the Books section of Trove: a book on the Redcoats at the Eureka Stockade – the author: Neil C Smith. Exciting as I am going on the Unlock the Past genealogy cruise with my mum in February next year, and Neil C Smith is one of the speakers. I must get hold of one of these books.