Peter Lalor

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In 1873 at Clunes, the Lothair gold mine, of which the Eureka hero Peter Lalor was a director, resolved to break a miners’ strike by recruiting Chinese miners and bringing them from Creswick in horse-drawn coaches. On reaching the edge of town the Chinese were driven back. Fear that the Chinese would lower the high standard of living for the average Victorian was the strongest of all fears directed against them.[1]

On 12 March 1959 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.


See also

Eureka Stockade

Lothair Co.



  1. Blainey, Geoffrey, My Side of the Country, Sun Australia, 1984.

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--C.K.Gervasoni 13:46, 28 August 2014 (EST)

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