TO THE MINER BORN

A Stockbroker's Life in the Ballarat Gold Rush

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Houston, James (1834 – 1899)

Parents: James Houston & Jean Martin
Birth: Jul 1834, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland
Arrival: Jan 1863 aboard “Otago”
Married: Catherine Kerr in 1860 (Scotland)
Children: None
Death: Nov 1899 in Ballarat
Buried: Ballarat Old Cemetery

Associated companies/mines:

  • Ballarat and Chiltern Gold Mining Co. (late Indigo Grand Junction G.M.Co.)
  • Beehive Hustler's Quartz Mining Co.
  • Carshalton Monarch Co. Ltd.
  • Chiltern Sons of Freedom Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Doma Mungi Tribute Co. Ltd.
  • Golden Corner Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • May-Day Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • Miners Racecourse Gold Mining Co.
  • New Don Gold Mining Co.
  • Newington Estate Gold Mining Co.
  • Surprise Quartz Mining Co.
  • Tubal Cain Quartz Mining Co.
  • United Mair Street Freehold Gold Mining Co.
  • West Don Gold Mining Co.

Associated organisations:

  • Ballarat Bowling Club

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