James Beveridge

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Samuel Thomas Gill, Unlucky digger that never returned,watercolour and gum arabic on paper.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Mr. Tony Hamilton and Miss. S.E. Hamilton, 1967.


Goldfields Involvement, 1854

On the night of 04 December 1854 William Hardie was walking along Main Road, Ballarat, with his mate James Beveridge, towards the Camp. He was visiting Ballarat from Bacchus Marsh where he was a livestock dealer. A fusillade of shots had been fired from the Camp, and a bullet struck the road in front of him and he was hit in his thigh, fracturing the bone. The wound bled profusely. He was taken to the Camp Hospital, but there was no room, so Hardie was taken to the tent of his mate James Beveridge. Dr Carr amputated his leg at Beveridge’s store, assisted by doctors Campbell, Mount and Leman. Hardie was later transferred to the Clarendon Hotel. He died from typhoid. An inquest was held into his death.

Post 1854 Experiences


A well-known pastoralist, Mr. Jamos Beveridge, of Tenandra Park station, Gundagai, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs A. L. Wade, Cheltonham-road, Burwood, on Sunday, in his 83rd year. Born at Stirling, Scotland, in 1833, he sailed for Melbourne in 1852, and on his arrival proceeded to the goldfields at Ballarat, where he was fairly successful. While at Ballarat he was a spectator of the Eureka Stockade fight. He afterwards decided to take up pastoral pursuits, and eventually became Manager of the Wantabadgery station, on the Murrumbidgee River. He then took up Tenandra Park station, which he held to the date of his death, and at different dates became the owner of Naraburra, Bonnie Doone. Dingi Dingi, Eringoarrah, and tho Billabong stations. His eldest Bon, Mr Steel Beveridge, of Mullah station, Trangle, predeceased him, and the leaves a widow, two sons, (Mr. J. W. C. Beveridge, of the Billabong, ard Mr. W. O. W. "Beveridge, of Eringoarrah, Wagga Wagga), and three daughters. The latter are Miss A. L Wade (Burwood), Mrs E.A. Stinton (Wagga Wagga), and Mrs. James Smith (Cowra).[1]

See also

William Hardie

Further Reading

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


  1. Sydney Morning Herald, 04 July 1916.

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