Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
- Mr. R. G. Wilson,.who was well known Melbourne commercial circles, died last week, at the age of 79 years. When he arrived in Melbourne, in 1853, he joined the police force as a cadet, and when the trouble at Eureka arose he was sent as a guide to the military; but on his arrival at Ballarat the fight was over, a fact which he never regretted. With the late Charles Campbell and James Service he started the Australasian Sugar Refinery. Mr. Wilson was interested in pastoral pursuits. and, with his son, imported good stock, including trotting sires. He carried on a retail grocery business in Swanston-street for about 40 years.
- The Australasian, 7 August 1909.