Stefano Pozzi was born in 1833 at Giumaglio, Ticino, Switzerland. he sailed to Australia on the Carpentaria arriving at Port Phillip on 01 August 1854.He opened a watchmeker and jewellers store in Hepburn Springs called 'Up a Tree' - it was on top of a large tree stump.
Married to Giacomina.
- SHOOTING A CHINAMAN. At Italian-hill, near Daylesford, a party of miners, now represented by Mr Stefano Pozzi, and a number of others have been working a tunnel for many years, the wash dirt from which is all sluiced. Owing to frequent robberies the proprietors have been compelled to keep an incessant night watch. To show the necessity for such vigilance, it may be stated that the usual watch was not kept on last Thursday night, and the boxes were robbed. On Monday night it being Mr Pozzi's turn, no one was there till 2 o'clock in the morning. Mr Pozzi, armed with a double-barrelled gun, loaded with very fine shot, took up a position at the head of the sluice box, alongside the wash dirt. Soon alter settling down he heard a noise which sounded as if some one was lifting the sheet of iron which is fixed in the box where the wash dirt is dropped in. Listen ing, he then heard the gravel being removed, and soon after the false bottoms being raised. It w,.e then pitch dark, and raining sligh:tl. Pozzi sang out "Surrender," and levelling the gun along the boxes; fired, No sound being heard, he concluded that he had missed, and judging that the thief would travel away to the right, he turned the gun in that direction and fired the other barrel. Still there was no noise made. He then went to where he had heard the noise, but no one was about, nor were there any tools left. A. slight rustling was then heard among some bushes near by. Pozzi ran to his mates' houses, and brought them over, and from an examination it was concluded that the culprit had not been hit. An exammination in the morning showed that the first shot had struck the boxes some nine feet from where he thought the thief had been at work. Some drops of blood were found about, and it was then known that the prowler had been hit. On coming into town to make inquiries, it was found that a Chinaman had been brought to the hospital wounded, who stated that an Italian had shot him. On hearing this Mr Pozzi at once went to Sergeant Frood, and explained the whole circumstances, giving himself up till the matter had been investigated. Mr Hart sat on the Bench in the afternoon, and on the matter being made known to him, ac cepted Mr Pozzi's own recognizance in £50 to appear next morning. The Chinaman has about 40 small shot in his head, and a number in one of his legs, but is not dan-gerouusly injured.—Dayleaford Advocate.
- ↑ http://coasit.com.au/IHS/journals/Individual%20Journal%20Extracts/Long%20Tunnel%20Mine%20from%20IHS%20Journal0028.pdf, accessed 29 May 2020.
- ↑ Kalgoorlie Miner, 5 January 1923.
- ↑ Kilmore Free Press, 06 April 1882.
--Clare K.Gervasoni 19:06, 29 May 2020 (AEST)