Richard Hobson

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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

Dr Richard Hobson was born in 1822 at Connor, Antrim, Ireland. He travelled to Australia as Ship Surgeon on the British Queen.[1] He died in 1865 and is buried in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery. [2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

A Digger Hunt, University of Ballarat Historical Collection (Cat.No. 4170)

Dr Richard Hobson was a witness examined during the report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the riot at Ballarat, and the burning of James Bentley's Eureka Hotel. [3] Hobson testified as to the seriousness of the James Bayne’s leg. James Bayne was a miner who could not work due to the injury to his leg, and had been laid up for 18 weeks with a broken leg. During a Licence hunt on 23 September 1854, while Bayne could not work, Bayne was fined £5 for not having a license. [4]

Hobson was the informant for the death certificate of Thomas Parker. [5]

Post 1854 Experiences

In 1855 Richard Hobson was listed as a surgeon on Main Road. In that year he signed a petition of householders of Ballaarat requesting the establishment of a Municipality in 1855. [6]

See also

Further Reading

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


References

  1. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  2. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  3. Report of the Board appointed to Enquire into Circumstances Connected with the Late Disturbance at Ballarat, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 21 November 1854.
  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.

External links

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/53daf03e9821f513b885612f



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