Goldfields Involvement, 1854
McIndoe "came to Australia with his parents in 1852, and went on the goldfields at Ballarat. While there he was in the Eureka Stockade Riot, and helped to disguise the leader, Peter Lalor, by shaving off his beard and hiding him in a digger's hole, escaping capture by the soldiers by helping to attend to the wounded. He later selected land at Dean and engaged in farming until his death. He had a splendid tenor voice, and was in much demand as a singer in those early days, when he was once was the recipient of a gold watch as a mark of esteem. His wife was a Miss Edwards, and there was a family of two daughters and one son."
Post 1854 Experiences
James McIndoe (born 1766 Lanark, Scotland) married Elizabeth Bogle Steele (born 1767 Barony, Scotland). Their son, Robert McIndoe (born 1793 Barony? Lanark?) married (1823 Glasgow) to Susannah Mason (born 1802 Lanark, died 1866 Scarsdale, Victoria). Robert & Susannah had 8 children:
- John McIndoe born 1823 Lanark, Scotland
- Susanna McIndoe born 1825 Glasgow
- Robert Burn McIndoe born 1827 Lanark
- Robert McIndoe born 1829 Lanark died 1865 Australia married Elizabeth Edwards
- Mary McIndoe born 1833 Lanark died 1878 Victoria married in Scotland to Archibald Sinclair died 1886 Clunes Victoria
- James McIndoe born 1843 Lanark died 1905 WA married Victoria to Annie Jackson born 1853 Durham England died 1933 Victoria
- Jane McIndoe born 1846 Lanark died 1916 Ballarat Australia married Hugh McGeachin born 1836 Ayrshire Scotland died 1914 Ballarat
- Jessie McIndoe 1848 Lanark married Victoria to Frederick Alexander Lund.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Victoria and Riverina - a biographical record of some of the pioneer families of Victoria and the Riverina. McCarron, Bird, Melbourne, 1933.
- ↑ Wickham, Dorothy, Shot in the Dark: Being the Petition for the Compensation Case of Benden S. Hassell, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1998.
--Neil Huybregts 17:36, 11 May 2016 (AEST)