From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
Former Mayor of Ballarat. (See http://bih.ballarat.edu.au/index.php/Ballarat)
- BALLARAT PIONEERS
- 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.
- ↑ Melbourne Herald, 25 April 1925.