Patrick O'Day

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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.

Background

Patrick O’Day was born around 1821[1] in Ballingary, Tipperary, Ireland and was in the British Army. He married Mary Wall in 1854. Patrick O’Day died in May 1906 and was buried at the Ballaarat New Cemetery from his residence in Humffray Street.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

O’Day was a baker[3] who trained the pikemen at the Eureka Stockade but was absent during the battle on 03 December 1854 as his wife was due to give birth to their child. [4] William was born at Ballarat in 1855. [5]

Post 1854 Experiences

O'Day became a businessman, being a baker and publican. [6]

Obituary

EGERTON.- Mr. Patrick O'Day, an old colonist, died on Saturday, in his 85th year.[7]


The death has occurred at the age of 85 years of Mr Patrick O'Day, one of the few remaining pioneers of Ballarat. Deceased, who for many years carried on business as a baker at Brown Hill, was the father of C. O'Day, of the Bungaree shire.[8]

See also

Further Reading

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


References

  1. The Argus, 21 May 1906.
  2. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  3. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  4. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  5. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  6. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  7. The Argus, 21 May 1906.
  8. Kilmore Free Press, 24 May 1906.

External links


Pikeman detail from the Peter Lalor Statue, Sturt Street, Ballarat. Courtesy Ballarat Heritage Services.