James Gaunt

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Goldfields Involvement, 1854

James Richardson Gaunt was at the Treason Trials.

James Richardson Gaunt on his oath saith:
I was with Eugene Bellairs on the 30th instant - We met prisoner Campbell and asked ?? Melbourne. He made a signal and said he would show us. I saw a p?? we turned down the hill, he ran after us and shouted to the mob, we ?? bullets were fired close after us. By prisoner - you were close enough ?? we asked the way to Melbourne.
James R. Gaunt
Sworn before me
At Ballarat this 8th December 1854
E. Sturt PM[1]

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Further Reading

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


  1. VPRS 5527 Unit 2, Item 5, p. 42

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