James Stewart

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History

Dr James Stewart arrived on the goldfields a young man of 22 In 1853. He had a tent hospital at Black Hill. Stewart was lucky in mining investments, particularly in the New North Clunes Co., from which he drew £40,000 after he settled in London. He was chairman of Ballarat Municipality in 1858-59.[1]


Dr James Stewart was a member of the first Board of the Ballarat Gas Company in 1858 and a Trustee of the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute in 1859.[2]


On 12 March 1859, James Oddie, Peter Lalor, Dr James Stewart, Robert Lewis, J. B. Gray and C. J. Jenner were elected to the Dana Street Primary School Committee.

Legacy

Obituary

Dr. Stewart arrived on the goldfields a young man of 22 In 1853, and his tent hospital at Black Hill is well remembered by the old pioneers. He was lucky in mining investments, particularly in the New North Clunes Company, from which he drew £40,000 after he settled in London. He was chairman of Ballarat Municipality in 1858-59.[3]

See also

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute

Ballarat School of Mines

Notes

Dr James Stewart, who recently died in England, has bequeathed one-fortieth of the residue of his estate to the School of Mines. This amount to be invested, and the derived income to utilised towards paying for an instructor in Mineralogy.[4]

References

  1. Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June 1906.
  2. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
  3. Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June 1906.
  4. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, Second Term, 1906, page 3.


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--Beth Kicinski 12:49, 24 March 2015 (AEDT); --Clare K.Gervasoni 13:33, 13 September 2016 (AEST)

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