Maria Lord

As time passes, most people fade into obscurity. Their names are forgotten, unless something is named after them or someone passes by their headstone. Their existence is forgotten until an ancestor digs them up (not literally, I hope), or a researcher starts poking around in the history of a place or object. Some people though…

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Mrs Gould

Bendigo Advertiser, 1 September 1855 I can’t find anything that tells me who Mrs Gould. She might be Angelina, wife of Thomas Gould, who died 1865 at her residence in Bull Street, which was near the shop (see next advertisement), but she could just as likely have been a daughter-im-law of the couple. (Hopes someone might come…

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Eliza

The Argus, 14 November 1853 Eliza Perrin/Robson, an “ordinary” woman of the Ballarat diggings. Eliza Hobson was born in Cheshire, England in 1829. In 1851, she married John Perrin in West Yorkshire, just months before he sailed to the goldfields to seek his fortune. A year later, and with her young baby daughter at her…

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