Richard Pearse

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Former Mayor of Ballarat. (See

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BALLARAT, Saturday. — Mr. J. A. Blight", an early colonist of Ballarat, died last week and there now remain only two portraits of living Ballarat pioneers in a group on view at the Ballarat art gallery. This comprises a collection of portraits of colonists whose arrival in the city dated back to the "fifties." The survivors are Messrs R. Pearse and T. Blight, the latter an elder brother of the late Mr J. A. Blight. Mr Pearse, who was thrice mayor of the city, has just entered on his 90th year. He and Mrs Pearce reach ed Ballarat from Geelong in a bullock dray.[1]


  1. Melbourne Herald, 25 April 1925.

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--Sallyanne Doyle 20:08, 3 February 2013 (EST)--Sallyanne Doyle 13:07, 3 February 2013 (EST)

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