Bendan Hassell

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History

Bendan Sherritt Hassell was born at Waldron, Sussex, England in 1829. [1] Along with Robert Monkton he ran the London Hotel on the Eureka Diggings. He was shot in the leg during a pre-Eureka demonstration that took place when the military arrived in Ballarat from Melbourne on 28 November 1854. [2] A petition signed by 519 people supporting Hassell's claim to compensation was presented to John B. Humffray. [3]

Hassell returned to England where he married Fanny Monckton on 15 September 1869. [4]

Legacy

See also

Eureka Stockade

Old Colonists' Association

Notes

THE BALLARAT TANNERY
On Tuesday, we paid this establishment a visit. It is situated on the left hand side of the Swamp, and about three-quarters of a mile beyond the Hospital. The premises belong to Mr Barrington, and have been in occupation for the last three months. The first building that we entered was the currier's workshop, where two carriers were busily at work, three being the number regu-larly employed. This building was 18 feet wide, 24 feet long, and 10 feet high. The next place that we came to was the drying shed, which is 70 feet long by 18 feet wide. Here a considerable quantity of skins were drying. Next to this place the beam shed is situated, where the skins are got ready for putting into the pits. There are fifteen pits altogether, viz. twelve tan pits, two lime pits, and one water pit. In the tan yard a quantity of bark is piled up, which is ground by a mill worked by one horse. The bark is obtained from the neighborhood of Creswick, and the surrounding locality. The number of men employed in the tan yard is some seven or eight, who were busily occupied. Owing to the absence of Mr Burlington we were not able to make as minute an inspection of the premises as we otherwise should have done. On our way to the tannery our attention was drawn to the large and handsome brick building which has been erected near the Swamp by Messrs Hassall and Monckton, as a steam flour mill. We believe that the ma chinery has all arrived upon the ground, and will be at work in time for the grain this season.[5]

References

  1. Corfield, Wickham and Gervasoni, The Eureka Encyclopedia, Ballarat, 2004, p169.
  2. Corfield, Wickham and Gervasoni, The Eureka Encyclopedia, Ballarat, 2004, p169.
  3. Corfield, Wickham and Gervasoni, The Eureka Encyclopedia, Ballarat, 2004, p169.
  4. Corfield, Wickham and Gervasoni, The Eureka Encyclopedia, Ballarat, 2004, p169.
  5. Ballarat Star, 21 January 1857.

Further Reading

External links

http://eurekapedia.org/Benden_Hassell


--C.K.Gervasoni 12:28, 17 September 2012 (EST)

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