James Clark

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Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Clark was residing at Ballarat when he signed the Benden Hassell Petition in 1856. [1]

It is not clear whether this is the same James Clark who was a trooper and involved in Eureka, although it is a distinct possibility.

Recognizance to give evidence: James Clark.[2]

James Clark saith on oath:
I am a trooper on the ?? instant I saw prisoner about a mile from the stockade. Mr Langley gave ?? me. He had on I think, a blue shirt and a wide awake [this is the name commonly given to a type of hat worn on the diggings]. This was a ?/ over and while we were coming home with prisoners.
James Clark
Sworn before me at Ballarat this 11th December 1854.
E. P> Sturt PM[3]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Further Reading

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


  1. Wickham, Dorothy, Shot in the Dark: Being the Petition for the Compensation Case of Benden S. Hassell, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1998.
  2. VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 5, p. 31
  3. VPRS 5527/P Unit 2, Item 5, p. 53

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