William Adams

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Mentioned on Rev. T.J. Linnane's List.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

William Adams and his wife lived near the Eureka Stockade so that when the fighting started he tried to get her and their child to safety. He was shot three times and wounded, and afterwards taken to the Camp hospital as a prisoner. He recovered from his wounds to claim compensation of ₤937 to cover damage to his property and his imprisonment. The claim was rejected. He is possibly the William Adams who married Ann Cosgrove in 1847 in the Church of England Church, Belfast, Australia (now Port Fairy). [2]

Post 1854 Experiences

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Further Reading

Riot at Ballarat appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the late disturbance at Ballarat together with the evidence taken by the board laid upon the Council table by the Colonial Secretary, by Command of His Excellency the lieutenant Governor and ordered by the Council to be printed 21st November, 1854.


  1. List of names of people who figured in the life of Ballarat before and during the Eureka Rebellion of 3 December 1854, unpublished.
  2. Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854

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