TO THE MINER BORN

A Stockbroker's Life in the Ballarat Gold Rush

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Woolcott, James Dyer (1851 - 1918)

Parents: James Woolcott & Martha Newton
Birth: 1851, Bishops Lydeard, Sommerset, England
Arrival: 11 Jan 1853 aboard "Mararoa"
Married: Mary Amelia Valentine (nee Griffiths) in 1902
Children: Mary, Wanda, Marjorie, George
Death: Nov 1918, Ballarat
Buried: Ballarat Old Cemetery

Associated companies/mines:

  • Happy Land Quartz and Alluvial G.M.Co. N/L
  • Ringwood Consols Gold and Antimony Mining Co. N/L
  • South Band and Albion Freehold Co. N/L

Associated organisations:

  • Chairman of the Ballarat Stock Exchange 19 years
  • Member Melbourne Stock Exchange
  • Ballarat City Councillor
  • Treasurer School of Mines
  • Trustee Commercial Club
  • President Ballarat City Free Library
  • Founder Wendouree Recreation Club
  • Justice of the peace
  • Director Ballarat Trustees

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