This surname could be a different spelling of the surname Dalgetty, known to be in Victoria in the 1840s and 50s. It is possible that this could be Frederick Gonnerman Dalgety, born 3 December 1817, Lower Montreal, Canada, and baptised 1817, Montreal, Québec, Canada. By 26 Aug 1840 Frederick was living in New South Wales, Australia. The Port Phillip District (now known as the State of Victoria) was until July 1851, considered part of New South Wales. In 1845 his residence was Geelong, Grant, New South Wales, Australia, 1847, Victoria, Australia, 1848-1849, Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia, and 1850, Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia. He had left Australia by October 1855 to marry Blanche Elizabeth Trosse Allen (1837–1883) at the East Allington Church, Devonshire, England. By 1856 he had returned to Victoria, Australia residing at Williamstown.According to the 1861 Census of England, Frederick Dalgety had returned to England, where he was residing at Paddington, Middlesex. He died 20 Mar 1894 at Lockerley Hall, Hampshire, and was buried at East Tytherley, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England.
Goldfields Involvement, 1853-1854
Signed the 1853 Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Agitation of the Victorian goldfields started with the Forest Creek Monster Meeting in 1851, but what became known as the Red Ribbon Movement was centred around the Bendigo goldfields in 1853. The Anti-Gold License Association was formed at Bendigo in June 1853, led by George Thomson, Dr D.G. Jones and 'Captain' Edward Browne. The association focused its attention on the 30 shillings monthly licence fee miners were required to pay to the government. They drew up a petition outlining digger grievances and called for a reduced licence fee, improved law and order, the right to vote and the right to buy land. The petition was signed by diggers at Bendigo, Ballarat, Castlemaine, McIvor (Heathcote), Mount Alexander (Harcourt) and other diggings. The 13 metre long petition was presented to Lieutenant-Governor Charles La Trobe in Melbourne on the 01 August 1853, but their call for a reduction in monthly licence fees and land reform for diggers was rejected. The diggers dissatisfaction erupted into the Red Ribbon Rebellion where agitators wore red ribbons on their hats symbolising their defiance of the law and prohibitive licence fees.
Post 1854 Experiences
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