James A. Stark

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James Alexander Stark was born c 1835. He went to the Victorian Goldfields with his brother Robert Stark around 1853. He was involved in the Eureka Stockade, escaping to Parramatta after the battle. James Stark died by hanging himself with a silk scarf in 1857 near Lady Macquarie's Chair, New South Wales.



James was engaged to Elizabeth Hall but was found in the company of a woman of improper character. Soon after he was found hanged by a silk scarf from a branch of a sheeock on 10 June 1857 near Mrs Macquarie's Chair.


A young man, mimed James Stark, had committed suicide by hanging himself from one of the trees in the Domain.[1]

See also

Robert Stark brother



  1. Bendigo Advertiser, 26 June 1857.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 18:25, 23 October 2016 (AEDT)

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