John Lynch

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John Lynch was one of Peter Lalor’s Captains at the Eureka Stockade and was appointed to the Ballarat Prospecting Board in 1886.[1]



Mr. John Lynch, one of the early pioneers of Ballarat, and last of the captains who fought under Peter Lalor at the Eureka Stockade, died at Smythesdale yesterday. Deceased, who was a native of County Clare, and 80 years of age, arrived in Victoria in 1852. He was a widower, and leaves a family of four sons and one daughter. One son, Arthur, fought with the Boers against the British in the South African campaign, and was subsequently elected to the British House of Commons by an Irish constituency. He was con victed of high treason, but eventually released.[2]

See also

Eureka Stockade

Arthur Lynch, son



  1. accessed 15 March 2013.
  2. NOrseman Times, 23 March 1906.

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--Beth Kicinski 11:51, 3 March 2015 (AEDT)

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