Some Ballaarat Pioneers by Robert Gay published February 1935

Robert Gay (1859-1939) considered that these pioneers were worthy...

"Men and women, superfine as gold,
Crossing an ocean through dangers untold;
Gold, the magnet, a whole world drew …”

He recorded names by year of arrival from 1836 to 1858 and another 65 as sometime in the 1850s without a specific year.

Robert Gay has written pen portraits about the people, many of whom were known to him personally. This small book may be seen in the Australiana Research Room of the Ballarat Library. The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society research team can do lookups if you submit a request. Go to our Research Page to submit a request.

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