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On this day ……… 31st of March 1855

An interesting character turned up in Beechworth, on this day in 1855, needing assistance. His name was Thomas Allen, a veteran of Waterloo, where he had been wounded. Allen had also been at Ballarat during the Eureka uprising, his tent had been burnt, and he had lost all his possessions. While in Beechworth he had lost his horse. The good hearted people in Beechworth rallied round, starting up an appeal, and brought him a new horse.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 9, 1907

EUREKA

Enquiries into the murder of Wong Ah Cheong, at Eureka, show that on the 9th of February 1907 the deceased, accompanied by Ah You, who is under arrest on a charge of murder, and a third Chinese, Ah Tong, left his hut in Spring Gully for Castlemaine. According to Tong, the three proceeded together as far as Eureka. Ah You and deceased engaged in recriminations to such an extent that Tong went in front of the party. Subsequently Tong met Ah You in Castlemaine, and asked him where deceased was. Ah You replied, “I do not know; he turned back when we got as far as Eureka.”

 

 

On this day ……… 31st of March 1855

An interesting character turned up in Beechworth, on this day in 1855, needing assistance. His name was Thomas Allen, a veteran of Waterloo, where he had been wounded. Allen had also been at Ballarat during the Eureka uprising, his tent had been burnt, and he had lost all his possessions. While in Beechworth he had lost his horse. The good hearted people in Beechworth rallied round, starting up an appeal, and brought him a new horse.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 9, 1907

EUREKA

Enquiries into the murder of Wong Ah Cheong, at Eureka, show that on the 9th of February 1907 the deceased, accompanied by Ah You, who is under arrest on a charge of murder, and a third Chinese, Ah Tong, left his hut in Spring Gully for Castlemaine. According to Tong, the three proceeded together as far as Eureka. Ah You and deceased engaged in recriminations to such an extent that Tong went in front of the party. Subsequently Tong met Ah You in Castlemaine, and asked him where deceased was. Ah You replied, “I do not know; he turned back when we got as far as Eureka.”