Edward McGlynn

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Memorial to those who died as a result of the Eureka Stockade located in the Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens. Photography: Clare Gervasoni 2013.


Edward McGlynn was a native of Tipperary, Ireland.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Storekeeper Dennis Keys was the informant on the death certificates of Edward McGlynn and Thomas O'Neill, who were both killed as the result of the Eureka Stockade battle.[2]


(To the Editor of the "Advocate.") Sir, when reading the account in your paper of the eighteen men who were slain, I might say murdered, at the Eureka Stockade in 1854, for resisting a tyrannical mining law, which administered in an arbitrary manner by the police, I was forcibly reminded of scenes of a similar description which had occurred in Ireland for a number of years, and still occur, with little abatement. But I am wandering from my purpose. One of the men who was shot on the occasion waa Edward M'Glynn, with whom I was perrsonally acquainted. I spent many pleasant evenings in his company, with other young men, in the years 1848-49, when the Irish famine was at its "height through the failure of the potato crop. M'Glynn, in the years mentioned, worked at his trade as cooper at his mother's residence in Henry-street, in the town of Tipperary, and was an only son. I believe he emigrated to Australia early in the fifties, accompanied by two of his cousins, Martin and James Coghlan. I venture to think that the Coghlans, of Ballarat, are members of the same family. I would not take up your valuable time but that Edward McGlynn's birthplace is not given in your admirable notice.
Yours very, faithfully,
J. P.
Macedon, 21st January, 1901.[3]

See also

Dennis Keys

Further Reading

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


  1. Melbourne Advocate, 26 January 1901.
  2. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  3. Melbourne Advocate, 26 January 1901.

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