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LOUIS WACHTER: UL 14/3/1860.

JOHN WADE: UL 21/3/1860.

RICHARD WAFER: Claim. One Speck Gully. (MADA 29/8/1860).

F. WAIN: UL 15/2/1860.

FRED WAIN: UL 21/3/1860.

ALFRED WAITES: Witness. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 10/2/1860.)

WAKEFIELD: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 20/2/1860).

JOHN WALCH: UL 4/4/1860.

WM WALES: UL 7/3/1860.

MARY WALFORD: Maiden name. See registration of birth f or Henry Clark.

A. WALKER: UL 15/2/1860.

ALEX M. WALKER: UL 28/3/1860. A M WALKER: UL 4/4/1860.

ALICK WALKER: Miner. Resident Lamplough. (1869 PO Dir.)

CAROLINE WALKER: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Agnes Jones.


ISAAC WALKER: 13 years. Father THOMAS. Lamplough. Decoyed away. (VPG 31/12/1863.)

J. WALKER: UL 21/3/1860.

JAS WALKER: UL 7/3/1860.

JAMES WALKER: Horse stolen. Lamplough P.C. (NWC 1/11/1860, BS 6/11/1860, NWC 8/11/1860.) Opposite Hayes shoe store, Lamplough. (VGG No 98, p 1498, 7/8/1860.)



R.M. WALKER: UL 7/3/1860.

ROBERT M. WALKER: UL 21/3/1860.

R.R. WALKER: UL 15/2/1860.

R & W. WALKER: UL 14/3/1860.

SAMUEL M. WALKER: Robbed. (VPG 26/1/1860.

T. WALKINE M: UL 14/3/1860.

WALL: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/5/1860).

MRS M WALL: UL 4/4/1860.

P. WALL: UL 28/3/1860.

WALLACE: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 28/5/1860).

WALLACE & CO: 8 miners. Lease application lower end of Deep Lead. (MADA 24/2/1862 and 21/3/1862.)

ALEX WALLACE: UL 21/3/1860.

MR & MRS ELLEN WALLACE: Assault case. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 20/2/1860).

J B WALLACE: UL 28/3/1860

JOHN B. WALLACE: SL 21/4/1860.

WALLACK: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 9/7/1860).

EDWARD WALLER: Prospecting claim. one and a half miles from Lamplough. (MADA 29/8/1860).

WALLIS & CLIFF: UL 7/3/1860.


JOHN WALLIS: UL 4/4/1860.

WM WALLS: Alias. See F. Clarke.

THOMAS & SARAH WALLWORTH: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 12/3/1860). Landlady, Prince of Wales Refreshment Tent. (MADA 9/3/1860).

H.D. WALPOLE: UL 14/3, 4/4/1860.

H WALPOLE: UL 9/4/1860.

PHILIPS WALSH: L 16/5/1860.

P WALSH: UL 18/4/1860.

HENRY SLOMAN WALTERS: Court case. Cattle dealer and slaughterman residing at Lamplough. (MADA 10/2/1860. ) HENRY S. WALTERS: Cart stolen. (VPG 9/2/1860.)

S. WALTERS: UL 15/2/1860.

F. WALTON: UL 7/3/1860.

ALEX WANYASS: UL 28/3/1860.

E. WARBURTON: UL 7/3/1860.

WARD: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 2/5/1860).

MR WARD: Played Rob Roy at Theatre Royal. (MADA 13/2/1860.)

DR WARD: Claimed Mr Bullock assaulted him. Lamplough Police Court. (NWC 15/11/1860.)

EDWARD WARD: Property stolen from tent. (VPG 22/11, 29/11/1860.)

MISS KATE WARD (MRS VINSON): At Ararat Christmas 1857 (Banfield, Green Pastures and Gold p 42). At Haymarket theatre, Bendigo. (BA 23/12 & 29/12/1859.) Near accident for Kate Ward and Mr Vinson at Wattle Flat. (Ex MAM via Arg. 24/12/1859. ) Due at Lamplough. (MAA 13/1/1860.) To appear this evening at the Garrick Theatre. (MADA 16/1/1860). At Garrick, Lamplough. (BL 21/1/1860.) At Lamplough. (BL 11/2/1860.) Played Diana at Theatre Royal. (MADA 13/2/1860.) Played in “The Dumb Man of Manchester” at Theatre Royal. (MADA 15/2/1860.) At Lamplough. (MAA 13/3/1860.) Appeared at Theatre Royal last time Friday. Rumour going to Bendigo. (MADA 19/3/1860). Her infant child who was injured in a coach accident, died. (MADA 19/8/1861).

P. WARD: UL 14/3/1860.

ROBERT WARD: Forged cheque. Lamplough. Scotchman. 28 years. (VPG 9/1/1862.)

THOMAS WARD: Found clothing in abandoned hole. (VPG 30/11/1860.)

MR WARDE: 20/2/1860): Prospecting Committee. Lamplough. (MADA

WARDEN’S OFFICE: Advert re opening times at Lamplough and Avoca. (MADA 22/6/1860). Closed. Clerk gone. Miners and business people have to go to Avoca. (MADA 2/11/1860).


MRS H.A..Z. WARE: SL 22/5/1861.

D. WARK: UL 29/11/1861.


(BDM No 15686.)

W WARLGOEHS: UL 4/4/1860.

WARNER: Theatre at Clare Castle under the auspices of Mr Warner. (Age 14/12/1859.) Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 14/5/1860).

MR HENRY NEIL WARNER: At Montezuma Bendigo (BA 19/1/1858). At the Theatre Royal, Back Creek. (MADA 2/12/1859.) Intends to sail shortly for U.S. (BL 3/12/1859.) Impersonated Robert Macaire at Theatre Royal, Lamplough. In Othello at Back Creek. (BL 7/1/1860.) At the Theatre Royal. Performer. (MADA 14/12/1859; 9/1/1860). At Lamplough. (MAA 13/1/1860.) Appeared with Miss Avonia iones at the (Theatre) Royal last evening. (MADA 16/1/1860). In “Elmore” at Theatre Royal, Lamplough. (BS via MH 16/1/1860.) Manager at Theatre Royal, Lamplough. (MAA 31/1/1860.) Appeared as the Moor in “Othello” at Theatre Royal last Friday. (MADA 6/2/1860 and BL 11/2/1860.) Adjourned insolvency case. (MH 14/2/1860.) At Theatre Royal. (MAA 28/2/1860.) Theatre Royal (MADA 19/3/1860). Lamplough Cricket Club. (MADA 19/3,26/3/1860). The company from Lamplough, Mr Warner and others, gave entertainments at Back Creek. (BT 6/4/1860.) 16 pounds ten shillings benefit to Maryborough Hospital. (MADA 19/4/1860). Farewell benefit at theatre Royal. Spendid house. (BS 29/5/1860.) Insolvency case. Lamplough Police Court. (NWC 20/9/1860).

THOS WARNESS: UL 7/3/1860.

WARRECK: UL 7/3/1860.

MR WARREN’S STORE: Tree cut down. Destroyed front. (MADA 9/4/1860).

JOHN WARREN: Horse stolen. (VPG 26/1/1860.)

J L WARREN: UL 18/4/1860.

MARY WARREN: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Joseph McCleary.

W. WARRICK: UL 15/2/1860.

MRS H. WARTNEBY: UL 15/2/1860.

M. WARTURLY: UL 7/3/1860.

ALFRED WATERS: UL 7/3, 21/3, 28/3/1860.

EMILY WATERS: Maiden name. See registration of birth f or Philip Lucas.

H. WATERSON: UL 21/3/1860.

E. WARTURTON:UL 7/3/1860.

WASS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/4, 9/7/1860).

WATER SUPPLY: [SEE RESERVOIR]. Meeting, Lamplough, on 18/2, 1,500 present. John Bennett J.P. Chairman. Committee of twelve. (MAA 21/2/1860.)

J.R. WATKINS: UL 15/2/1860.

WATSON: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 16/5, 25/5/1860).

MR WATSON: Miner. Owner of stolen horse. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 10/2/1860.) Gold broker. Amphitheatre Street. (MADA 18/4/1860).

WATSON AND HEWITT: Have sold the Telegraph Line of Coaches to Messrs J. Bevan & Co. for pounds 30,000. (Age 17/1/1860.) Description of trip to bendigo. 20 horses. (MADA 2/1/1861.) Contract for mail run involving Lamplough. (MADA 4/2/1861. ) Bought some of a consignment of Chinese (?) sheep. (Arg 7/3/1861.)

C. WATSON: SL 19/7/1860.

CHAS WATSON: SL 15/9/1860.

JOHN WATSON: UL 7/3/1860. SL 19/7/1860.

L.B. WATSON: UL 14/3/1860.

P. WATSON: UL 15/2/1860.

PETER WATSON: UL 7/3/1860.

PETER WATSON: Son GEORGE born Lamplough, 1860. (BDM No 15710.)

P & SARAH WATSON: UL 7/3/1860.


W WATSON: UL 4/4/1860.

WM GEO WATSON: SL 21/4/1860, 16/6/1860. W G WATSON: UL 4/4/1860.

CAPT Y. WATSON: UL 7/3/1860.

WILLIAM HENRY COOK WATT: Ararat. Insolvent. Coffee dealer. Causes … customers gone to Lamplough. (Arg. 15/2/1860.)

WATTLE (TREE) FLAT: Rush to there. Four miles from Lamplough. (BS 28/4/1860.) New ground. About 4 miles from Lamplough. (Age 3/5/1860.) Between Lamplough and Four Mile Flat. 80-100 miners. Four miles from Four Mile Flat. (MADA 16/7/1860). WATTLE GULLY: Wife of a shepherd killed a snake there. (MADA 1/11/1861.)

MR WATTS: Will decorate the bar at the Theatre Royal. (MADA 9/4/1860).

CHARLES WATTS: A coloured man. Discharged. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 20/4,27/4/1860). Miner. Witness. Langford case. Carisbrook. (MADA 28/5/1860).

C. WAY: Shoemaker. UL 7/3/1860.

A. WEALHEARBY: UL 7/3/1860.

G. WEARES: UL 14/3/1860.

A. WEATHERLEY: UL 15/2/1860.

MR WEBB: Rifle shooting practice.Lamplough. (REJ’2/1/1-86l.)

EDWARD C WEBB: American. Re Avoca party and Ararat June 1854. (V&P 1862-63 D33 p11.)

H. WEBB: UL 21/3/1860.

JOSEPH WEBB: UL 4/4/1860.

WEBSTER: Sunday trading case. (RADA 30/3, 16/4, 27/4, 2/5, 11/5,1860). Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 6/6, 8/6, 15/6, 9/7/1860).

WEBSTER: R. E. Johns slept in Webster’s old house at Avoca. (REJ 12/1111p6O.)

CHARLES WEBSTER: Son FREDERICK W born Lamplough, 1860. (BDM No 10957.)

GRAHAM WEBSTER: Gentleman. Amherst. 1856 ER (MAM 6/5/1856).

J. WEBSTER: UL 28/3/1860.

JOHN WEBSTER: Dancing saloon keeper of Lamplough. Insolvent. (MADA 8/6/1860).

JOHN WEBSTER: [See Dowey]. Son EDWARD born, Lamplough, 1860. (BDM 10969.)

ROB WEBSTER: SL 17/11/1860.


WEBSTER & GREEN: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 25/5, 28/5/1860).

WEBSTER & MOCKRIDGE: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 30/7/1860). Low prices. 120 sheep sold in 24 hours. (BS 2/10/1860.) Butchers Lamplough and Mountain Creek. (BS 9/1/1861.) Remarkably cheap butchers on Redbank (VPP 1861-62 D No 38).

G. WEEDRAH: UL 15/2/1860.

MR WEICHMAN: UL 15/2/1860.

WEINBERG, HEINRICH AUGUST Born Nov. 14, 1823 in Hildesheim, Hanover, Germany. Died October 27, 1879 at Cope Cope, Victoria.  – married EMMA SMITH Feb. 19, 1860 or 1862 at Lamplough/Avoca, Victoria. EMMA SMITH born abt 1842 in London, England. Died March 14, 1878.
Children: HENRY WILLIAM WEINBERG Born August 9, 1861 in Alma, Vic. Died May 3, 1910 at Kilmore, Vic. Married SARAH ANN SORRELL at St. Matthews Church, Cope Cope, Vic.
ALBERT AUGUST WEINBERG Born Dec. 31, 1863 at Golden Point, Vic. Died 1938 in Bendigo
CARL CONRAD WEINBERG Born May 18, 1866 – no record of where. Died 1949 in Ballarat, Vic.
ERNEST AUGUST WEINBERG Born August 30, 1868 at Blackman’s Lead, Vic. Died 1948 at Donald, Vic. Married MARTHA BECKHAM in 1902 – not sure where in Victoria
JOHN FREDERICK WEINBERG Born March 13, 1871 in Maryborough, Vic. Died 1926 at Maryborough, Vic. Married EDITH MAY COLLINS in 1899 at Maryborough, Vic.
GUSTAV GEORGE WEINBERG Born Dec. 10, 1873 in Maryborough, Vic. Died in 1902 at Donald, Vic. Married MAUD FAINEY ANNIE MCCARTHY. Information supplied by Brett Weinberg : 

WEIR: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 30/7/1860).

ALEX WEIR: Lexton. Spirit merchant licence. (VGG No 39 p 564, 27/3/1860.) Wine and spirit merchant’s licence. Lexton. (VGG No 58, p 744, 12/4/1861.)

THOMAS WEIR: Tent cut. Property stolen. MG 5/1/1860.)

T. WEIRE (?): UL 15/2/1860.

WEISS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 19/3/1860).

PHILIP WEISS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/5/1860). Baker, Amphitheatre St. Goods stolen. (NWC 20/9/1860.) Baker at Lamplough. Witness in Baker-Chilcote case. (NWC 20/1

BARBARA WELDON: Glass of wine thrown at her made her drunk. (MADA 6/4/1860).

H. WELFARE: UL 15/2/1860.

MR & MRS WELLAND: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 5/3/1860).

WELLING: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/5/1860).

WELLINGTON: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/5/1860).

WELLINGTON DINING ROOMS: Amphitheatre street. Lamplough. Lost horse notice. (VGG No 8, p 101, 13/1/1860).

WELLINGTON FAMILY: Scarlet fever. (AFP 24/11/1880).

A.H. (W) WELLINGTON: Landholder, Lamplough, 12/6/1878 (?), 5/2/1894(?).


RICHARD WELLINGTON: Wellington hotel Avoca 1856 (ER).




WILLIAM HENRY WELLINGTON: Miner Lamplough 1908 (ER).

R T WELLOCK: UL 4/4/1860.


THOS WELSH: UL 7/3/1860.

THOMAS WELSH: UL 15/2/1860.

M. WELSHMAN (?): UL 15/2/1860.

A. WENCH: UL 15/2/1860.

ADOLPH WENDT: UL 7/3/1860.

WESLEYAN CHAPEL: First to preach at Maryborough in August 1854. (MADA 28/12/1860.) Inglewood: “The Wesleyans, as usual, ever foremost in supplying the religious wants of the community, have erected a chapel here.” (MAM 13/4/1860.) New church opened on 20 May. Rev J.C. Symons of Amherst and Mr Middleton (Back Creek) preached. Public tea meeting 28 May. 120 at Sunday School. Rev Williams S. Worth preached. Messrs Neal, Cardew. (Ch. T. 7/7/1860.) Services in district include Avoca, Rev. J.C. Symons, and Rev J.J. Edgoose, Amherst. (MADA 22/6/1860.) Iron. Canvass roof. Methodists from Lamplough took their Church, galvanised iron building, to Moonambel. (Benson p 452.) Not big enough. On Sunday 50 were outside. (MADA 9/7/1860). Purchased an old store, Amphitheatre street. (BS 20/7/1860.) Lamplough. Rev W.S. Worth preached two sermons there. (NWC 25/10/1860.)

WEST: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 16/4/1860).

ANN TERESA WEST: Maiden name. See registration of birth for George Wood.

MRS G. WEST: UL 28/3/1860.

MARGARET WESTCOTT: ‘Tharged with habitual drunkeness, was released (from Back Creek Police Court) on her promise to go to the new rush (i.e. Lamplough)”. (MADA 7/12/1859.)

W.F. WESTERGREN: UL 15/2/1860.

JAMES WESTON: Drunk. Lamplough 9/311860).


WHEELER: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 27/6/1860).

WHEELER BROS: Amphitheatre Street. Empty hogshead stolen from outside premises. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 14/3/1860).

MRS WHEELER: UL 15/2/1860.

MARY WHEELER: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Elizabeth Slater.

WHITBY: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/5/1860).

THOMAS WHITBY: Mosquito Gully. Gold and property stolen fron tent. (VPG 11/10/1860.)

WHITCHER: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 28/3/1860).

WHITE: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 19/3, 20/6/1860).

LILLY WHITE: Pseudonym? Letter re cricket match. (MADA 6/4/1860). .

ROBERT WHITE: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 6/6/1860).

THOS. R. WHITE: SL 16/5/1860.

S. WHITE: UL 15/2/1860.



JOHN WHITEMAN: UL 28/3/1860.

S.D. WHITEMAN: UL 7/3/1860.

THOMAS WHITTEN: Kept “Jolly Waggoners”. (Flett, Old Pubs etc, p 38.)

P. WHITTLE: UL 7/3/1860.

BISHOP & WHITTLE: UL 18/4/1860.

ROBERT WHITTLE: Back Creek store keeper. Business at Lamplough. (See Diary La Trobe.)

W B WHITTLE: UL 18/4/1860.

WHOLESALE SPIRIT STORE: Owned by D.F. O’Connor. To be sold on 5/1/1861. “… next to the Post Office and contiguous to the principal hotels, coach offices and main thoroughfares (MADA 4/1/1861.)


A. WHYTLAW: UL 15/2/1860.

JOHN WHYTE: UL 18/4/1860.

WICKDALE: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 21/3/1860)

MRS WICKS: UL 7/3/1860.

JAMES WICKSON: 16/11/1860).

JOSEPH WICOLA: UL 18/4/1860.

H. WIDMER: UL 21/3/1860.

ALEX WIGHTMAN: UL 21/3/1860.

MR WIGSTROM: In Dr Armstrong’s house when tree f ell on it. (MADA 10/2/1860.)

R.D.B. WIGSTROM: Richard de Burgo W Tobacconist at Castlemaine. Stealing from him (MAM 21/11/1856). Tobacconist. Taylor Street. Ararat. 1858. (Name and occupation included in request for municipal district petition published by Chief Secretary’s Office, 17/8/1858, and reproduced in “Passing on the Torch” by Mary Normanbail, 1958, pps. 36-40.) Applied for Town Clerk’s position in area somewhere. (MADA 16/5/1860).

WM WILD: UL 7/3/1860.

BEN R. WILDS: SL 17/11/1860.

ALEXANDER WILKIE: SL 16/2/1860. A. WILKIE: UL 15/2/1860. ALEX WILKIE: UL 7/3/1860.

C. WILKINS: UL 21/3/1860.

WILKINSON: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 23/7/1860).

ROBERT WOOD WILKINSON: Born 1838 Sheffield UK, died 1890 Maryborough Vic). Came to Talbot after a short period 1854 mining at the Ovens fields, then went to Maryborough as pharmacist with a Mr Reddy. Set up pharmacy at Talbot in Scandinavian Cres (site of former Shire Office, now privately owned), married Anderina Oxley in 1862 and had 10 children (born in either Amherst or Talbot). Two children died in infancy in 1870 & 1872 & are buried in Amherst Cemetery. He was a Borough Councillor, & mayor a number of times. Three sons were all pharmacists, the other was killed in the Boer War aged 18 (memorial in front of Maryborough Town Hall). The last of their 4 daughters died in 1961. There are quite a few photographs of this family, some of them ca 1860 to 1890. (Information supplied by descendant Peter Ross, 28 March 2000


R. WILLEY: UL 15/2/1860.


WILLIAMS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 9/7/1860).


MR WILLIAMS: Prospecting memorial meeting. (MADA 29/2/1860). Lamplough Cricket Club (MADA 26/3/1860). Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 28/3,11/4/1860). Landlord of Hope & Anchor, Lamplough. (MADA 6/4/1860).

MR WILLIAM’S STORE: Deep Lead diggings nearby. (MADA 13/6/1860).

ANN WILLIAMS: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Josiah Roberts.

C. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2/1860.

CHAS WILLIAMS: UL 7/3/1860 (2).

C.K. WILLIAMS: UL 7/3/1860.



D. WILLIAMS: UL 14/3/1860.

D.P. WILLIAMS: UL 7/3/1860.

EDMUND WILLIAMS: Signed school petition, 5/2/1873.

ELLEN WILLIAMS: Godparent at baptism of Carey Strangman 13/3/1870.

EMMA WILLIAMS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 5/3/1860).

H. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2, 18/4/1860.

ISAAC WILLIAMS: Charge of assaulting family. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 22/2,27/2/1860).

J. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2/1860.

JAMES WILLIAMS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 5/3/1860).

JAMES WILLIAMS: Pocket picked on 16/12/1859. (VPG 5/1/1860.)

JOHN WILLIAMS: UL 14/3/1860. One of the three large XX stores at Lamplough. (BS 30/6/1860.) Refreshment licenc granted. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 9/7/1860) Refreshment licence. (VGG No 101 p 1541 17/8/1860)

JOHN WILLIAMS: GLH. Miner Lamplough 1908 (ER)

JOHN WILLIAMS: Signed school petition, 5/2/1873.

JOHANNA WILLIAMS: HD Lamplough 1908 (ER).


J H K WILLIAMS: UL 18/4/1860.

J.R. WILLIAMS: UL 7/3, 28/3/1860.

J.W. WILLIAMS: UL 7/3/1860.

J.X.N. WILLIAMS:.UL 7/3/1860.

J.X.V. WILLIAMS: UL 21/3/1860.

L.J. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2/1860.


MARGARET WILLIAMS: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Phillis Shimming.

O.E. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2/1860.


THOMAS WILLIAMS: His coat stolen at Susan Birch’s. (MADA 17/7/1861).

THOMAS WILLIAMS: Miner Lamplough 1908 (ER)

T.M.K. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2/1860.

W. WILLIAMS: UL 15/2/1860. UL 28/3/1860.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS: Miner Lamplough 1856 (ER).UL 7/3/1860. Drunk. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 20/7/1860). SL 19/7/1860, 18/10/1860.

W.E. WILLIAMS: UL 7/3, 28/3/1860.

W H WILLIAMS: UL 18/4/1860.


WILLIAMSON: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 30/7/1860).

HUDSON WILLIAMSON: Authority to issue miners rights at Mountain Creek. (VGG No 41, p 553, 15/3/1861.)


J.T. WILLIAMSON: UL 7/3/1860.

WILLIAN WILLIAMSON: Charcoal burner. William Goldsmith stole a bag of charcoal from him. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 151211860.)

WILLIAM WILLINGTON: Miner. Resident Lamplough. (1884/85 VIC Dir.)

JAMES WILLIS: Resident Avoca (MAM 29/4/1856).

JONATHON WILLMOTT: Farmer. Resident Lamplough. (1884/85 VIC Dir.)


WILLOW TREE: In Wise’s paddock. Originally a slip from that which still waves over the grave of Napoleon at St. Helens. (Arg. Correspondent. 30/1/1860.)

JAMES L P WILLOX: Teacher Avoca National School 1860 (VPP 1861-62 No 81) Presbyterian 1861-62 Teacher (VPP 1862 No 15).

WILLS: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 5/3/1860).

J. WILLS: UL 15/2/1860.

J & B. WILLS: SL 21/4/1860. UL 4/4/1860.

W.WILLS: UL 14/3/1860.

A. WILLY: UL 7/3/1860.

ELIZABETH WILMOTT: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Elizabeth Baile WILSON: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 11/4,20/4, 16/5, 18/7/1860).

MR WILSON’S PARTY: Worked Mr Bradshaw’s pre-emptive right. (MADA 8/6/1860).

ELIZA WILSON: Robbery charge. Lamplough Police Court. (NWC 25/10/1860.)


GEORGE WILSON: UL 15/2/1860.

GEO WILSON: UL 7/3/1860

GEORGE & ANN WILSON: Lamplough Police Court 4/5,11/5/1860).

JAMES WILSON: Stealing case Avoca (MAM 13/10/1854).

JOB WILSON: Charles Thompson was charged with illegally being on his premises. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 10/2/1860.)

JOHN WILSON: Butcher, Lamplough. Horse stealing charge. (MADA 3/7/1861).

JOHN WILSON: SL 22/5/1861.

J.H. WILSON: UL 21/3/1860.

MARY WILSON: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Charles Murdoch.

M.J. WILSON: UL 15/2/1860.

N. WILSON: UL 14/3/1860.

N.H. WILSON: UL 12/3/1860.

ROBERT WILSON: Prospecting claim. (MADA 19/10/1860).

S. WILSON: UL 14/3/1860.

SARAH JANE WILSON: UL 15/2, 7/3/1860.

THOMAS WILSON: UL 211311860.

WASHINGTON WILSON: Daughter ANNIE ELIZA born Lamplough, 1860. (BDM No 10948.)


WINCH: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 19/3/1860).

CHARLES WINCH: Miner Avoca 1856 (ER). M.C. bal masque, Argyle Rooms. Fire. (MADA 2/5/1860. Age 10/5/1860). Applied for Maryborough Hospital. (BS 9/5/1860.) Died. Not admitted to Maryborough Hospital. (MADA 9/5/1860). Comment by Age. (Age 11/5/1860.)

J. WINCH: UL 15/2/1860.

MR WINCH: Butchery. Near Lexton Hotel. Robbery. (MADA 18/8/1860).

MESSRS WINCH: UL 15/2/1860.

JOHN WINGATE: UL 18/4/1860.

WINKINSON & CO: UL 7/3/1860.

F. WINSLOW: UL 7/3/1860.

MR WINSOME: UL 15/2/1860.

CHRIS & ELIZ WINSPEAR: Baptism. C of E. 2/12/1860. Chris. miner.

WILLIAM WINSPEAR: Storekeeper. Mountain Hut, Avoca. Horse lost at Lamplough. (VGG No 200, p 2797, 23/12/1859). W. WINSPEAR: UL 14/3/1860.

THOMAS WINSTANLEY: Refreshment licence granted. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 25/6/1860). Refreshment licence. Avoca office. (VGG No 101 p 1541, 17/8/1860.) Oil stolen from store on 15 December. WPG 27/12/1860.)

MR WINSTERNLY: His billiard table registered. (MADA 2/5/1860).

THOMAS WINTER: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 9/3/1860).

H. WINTERBINE: UL 14/3/1860.

J. WINTERS: UL 7/3/1860.

MR WINTLE: UL 4/4/1860.

THE OLD WIRGINNY: Drinking establishment at Lamplough run by Jane Hope. (NWC 20/12/1860.)

WISE: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 30/7/1860).

WILLIAM MACOBOY WISE: W.M. WISE: WISE’S PADDOCK: Miner Avoca 1856 (ER). Manager of John O’Halloran’s timber yard on site of Old Tattersall’s, or Theatre Royal. Went to Woodstock Station as supervisor, leased Lamplough run. (Sutherland, P 226.) Tulla Co. Clare. Arrived Melbourne early 1852. Married his cousin, Ellen Murray. (Leask’s. P 638.) Land lease. (VGG 1848 p 310.) Manager of Clough & Co before the rush. Moved to Avoca. Auctioneer and general agent. (HH letter). Of Lamplough, Avoca. Appointed returning officer for electoral district of

Avoca. (CSO 22/10/1855. VGG No 106, 24/10/1855, Vol III, p 2712. Repeated with correction spelling, No 112, 9/11/1855.) Two horses stolen from Lamplough Station (VPG 29/11/1855.) Advert. W.M. Wise. general Auctioneer land and Stock Commission Agent. Sale Yard: Lexton Hotel, Burn Bank and Avoca Hotel, Avoca. (MADA 22/6/1858.) Auction notice. Avoca. (MADA 27/6/1859.) Auctioneer, Lamplough. Missing horse notice. (VGG No 23 p 356, 21/2/1860). Mr Wise scrutineer for Mr Vogel. (MADA. 7/8/1861). Gold struck at Wise’s paddock yesterday morning (22/1?) (BA 26/1/1860.) About a mile and a half on the Avoca side of the business centre. Half still crown land. (Arg. Correspondent. 30/1/1860.) Centre of attraction. (BA 2/2/1860.) Partly Government and partly private land. (Arg. via BA 2/2/1860.) “A revival has taken place beyond Wise’s paddock, and in the direction of the Avoca. ” (MADA 6/2/1860. ) Diggers took possession of a fine garden in the middle of it. (MAA 7/2/1860.) Wise’s garden rushed. Frightened out of his wits. (BS 7/2/1860. MH 9/2/1860. See also his obituary AM 25/7/1873 for description of garden.) “Continual fluctuations of the pursued course …” (MADA 10/2/1860.) 13 or 20 holes are in active operation. (MADA 15/2/1860.) “Has received instructions from the proprietors, Messrs J.H. Clough and Co., Wool~brokers, Melbourne, to sell …” (MADA 17/2/1860.) One of the stewards, Avoca Annual races. (MADA 6/4/1860). Prospecting claim on Lamplough Flat near Wise’s Paddock. (MADA 24/10/1860). Auctioneers licence. Avoca. (VGG No 12, p 153, 25/1/1861.) James Bodell stayed with him for three months in 1863. House on 300 acres of land about 2 miles from Avoca. (Bodell. P 124.) Death 22/7/1873. Died at Coffey’s Hotel, Moonambel Rd. Compression of the brain. Fell from horse. Age 58 years. Born Cork 1815. Emigrated 1851. President of Avoca Turf Club. Master of Avoca Hounds. 500 at funeral. Buried at Avoca Cemetery. (AM 22, 25/7/1873.) Place of abode Lamplough. House and land 1856 (ER). Wife Ellen Francis Matilda died 1/6 age 36 years at Lamplough (Argus 7/6/1855). Racing at Avoca. Wise’s horses (BL via MAM 20/4/1857). To auction on 20/8/1864 full share in one and all crushing machine (AM?).

WISEMAN: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 5/3 2/4/1860).

JOHN WISEMAN: UL 28/3/1860.

JOHN C. WISEMAN: SL 18/10/1860.

WISEMAN FAMILY: At Blakes Theatre, Maryborough. (MADA 27/3/1859.) At Kangaroo Theatre, Maldon. (Tarrengower Times, 27/12/1859. ) First appearance at Lamplough 14 Jan. (BS 7/1/1860.) “Mr Wiseman’s youthful family will appear at the Garrick Theatre on Saturday evening next”. (MADA 6/1/1860). In town. (MAA 13/1/1860.) At Garrick Theatre. (BL 14/1/1860.) “… are to treat us this evening at the Garrick Theatre.” (MADA 9/1/1860). Miss Emily W. Her first appearance in extravaganza. (MAA 7/2/1860.) Emily at Theatre Royal, Lamplough, Saturday. (BL 11/2/1860.) Fanny Wiseman fell down a hole. (MADA 13/2/1860. Age 17/2/1860. ) Seven year old sister Alice played for Fanny, recovering. (BS 14/2/1860. ) Fell down a 20′ hole. Recovered for Saturday 18/2. (MAA 21/2/1860. ) Misses Wiseman at the Theatre 0 1 (MADA 16/3/1860). Has left the stage, delicate health (BS 28/3/1860.) Dancing by Miss Fanny Wiseman at Royal Theatre, Burnt Creek. (MADA 25/4/1862.) Born 20/9/1846 Died 1933. Frances Jane Wiseman. Mrs William South. 13 ch 7 survived her. Sister Emily married John l Hall. She died Adelaide 25/4/1881. Photo 1860 in theatre Portraits Box Historical Pictorial Collection. W Envelope. Also, as Topsey, Moir Portraits Box. W Envelope. Photo Lorguette 25/1/1890. (VBI). Last appearance 1926. First appearance Melbourne 1854. 7 children left. Died 25/4/1933 (Argus 26/3/1933).

T. WITTON: Publican’s licence. Avoca office. (VGG No 101, 1541, 17/8/1860.) [?].

P. WOALCOCK: UL 7/3/1860.

A. WOBASTER: UL 7/3/1860.




WOOD: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 20/7/1860).


CHAS WOOD: UL 7/3/1860.

DAVID WOOD: UL 21/3/1860.


SAMUEL WOOD: Son GEORGE born Lamplough. 1860. (BDM No 15708.)

WM WOOD: SI, 19/7/1860.


G. WOODRAW: UL 7/3/1860.


D. WOODS: UL 14/3/1860.

SAML WOODS: Publican’s licence. Plough Tavern. Bung Bong. (VGG 19/7/1861.)

THOMAS WOODS: Arrested in Melbourne. (VPG 27/9/1860.) Amphitheatre St. Stealing charge. (NWC 18/10/1860.)

WM WOODS: UL 15/2, 7/3/1860.

WOODSTOCK INN (RUSH): Rush near there (NWC 13/9/1860). On the Lexton Road. Many there. (MADA 17/9/1860). Hour’s walk from Lamplough. Numerous claims. (MADA 19/9/1860). Rush nearby. (BS 25/9/1860. Age 4/10/1860.) Nothing fresh. (MADA 3/10/1860). Richness. (MADA 8/10/1860). Late “Help Me Through the World”, on Burn bank Road. (NWC 27/9/1860.) Still popular. (MADA 12/10/1860). Rush at rear. (BS 22/10/1860.) Some miners attempterd to plant pegs in the parlour. (NWC 25/10/1860.) Great activity. (MADA 26/10/1860). Likely to prove of great importance. (BS 27/10/1860.) Good account. (MADA 29/10/1860). still increases in importance. Lead runs under the Inn. (MADA 31/10/1860). Rush to Woodtsock Inn on the Burnbank Road likely to prove one of great importance. (BS via CMJ Nov. 1860.) Shaft being sunk in front of … (NWC 1/11/1860.) Different direction for lead. (MADA 2/11/1860). Blasting in earnest. (MADA 5/11/1860). “Already in the sere and yellow leaf”. (MADA 12/11/1860). Turning out unsatisfactorily. (Age 15/11/1860.) Very quiet. (MADA 16/11/1860). Run of gold from … (NWC 29/11/1860.) Seems absolutely forgotten. (MADA 30/11/1860). A few more holes. (MADA 17/7/1861).

WOODSTOCK STATION: See John M’Phee. Messrs Clough & Co. Manager G.J.H. Atkinson. (MADA 12/3/1860). Advert. Manager John F. Atkinson. Bet Bet Creek. Four miles f rom Lamplough. Seven miles from Back Creek. (MADA 14/9/1860). Mr Wiles of Woodstock Station employed a carter called ‘Old George’. (MADA 5/11/1860). Richard O’Farrell forged cheque to John Johnson at Woodstock. MG 10/1/1861.)

J.H. WOODWARD: Appointed Postmaster, Avoca 1/1/1861. (VGG No 113, 26/7/1861, p 1426.)

MISS WOOLEY: Mrs Barclay’s sister. Avoca. (REJ 6/1/1861.) At Lamplough. (REJ 8/1/1861.)

DAVID WORK: SI, 18/10/1860.

MISSES WORREL: Celebrated danseuses. (MADA 29/10/1860). Advert: Sophie, Irene and Jenny. “The Metropolitans”. (MADA 31/10/1860). In Melbourne from Adelaide. (Arg. 25/3/1861.)

WORRELL’S CIRCUS: In their mammouth portable pavillon, Wagga Wagga. (BL 10/12/1859.) Has got as far as Yass. (Age 22/12/1859.) At Prince of Wales Theatre, Melbourne, on 27 June. (Age 26/6/1860.) Circus here next week. (BS 25/9/1860.) Here next Friday, at back of Shamrock Hotel. (NWC 27/9/1860.) Back of Shamrock Hotel. (MADA 1/10/1860). Messrs Worrell & Gardiner’s North American Company of equestrians, gymnasts and acrobats. Monster troupe. Lamplough on 28/9 and 29/9. Prices (Back Creek) Boxes 4s, Pit 2s 6d. Advert. (NWC 20/9/1860). Pounds 130 on Saturday. (BS 2/10/1860.)

MR LEONARD WORSLEY: Examination 4/4/1857. Admitted for one year. Ex Middle Temple, london (VPRS 1355 (1).Appeared in cases at New Court, Melbourne. (Age 24/5/1860.) Advert. Barrister and conveyancer. Murphy’s Shamrock Hotel. (MADA 29/6/1860). Who has lately come to Lamplough. (REJ 16/7/1860.) Appeared for Susan Birch. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 20/7/1860). Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 23/7/1860). Appeared for plaintiffs (Birnies) against M’Donough. (MADA 3/8/1860). Appeared for Mary Mahony. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 29/8/1860). Hardy, fruitier, most ably defended by Mr Worsley of this town. (Lamplough?) (BS 18/9/1860.) Most ably defended by Mr Worsley of this town. (Ararat?) (MAA 21/9/1860.) At land meeting at Lamplough. (MADA 17/10/1860, NWC 18/10/1860.) Mr Barrister Worsley (NWC 1/11/1860.) Requested assault charge against John Marks be withdrawn. (NWC 15/11/1860.) Mrs Worsley has gone to live at Avoca. (REJ 31/12/1860.) Appeared for Dr Morris. (MADA 18/7/1862.) District Coroner. Inquest at Kimberley. (AM 18/11/1873.) Died from pleurisy. Came to Avoca in July 1861 and has resided here ever since. Later years the business in his profession was very quiet. Crown Prosecutor and Coroner for many years. Prominent C of E. Trustee Church and Cemetery. Bench at Courthouse draped in black. Widow. No family. (AM 13/1/1891.) House in Avoca was painted by William Tibbits. (HH letter).

WILLIAM WORSLEY: Stealing charge. Discharged. (MADA 22/2,9/5/1860).

JOSEPH WORTH: Son WILLIAN born Lamplough, 1860. (BDM No


REV WILLIAM SAMUEL WORTH: Father William. Mother Susan. Died Geelong 74 years 1903 (BDM No 9725). Born England 1828. Entered Ministry 1857. Died 1903. (Benson p 512.) Preached two sermons at the Wesleyan Chapel at Lamplough. (NWC 25/10/1860. ) From Avoca. (MADA 20/4/1860). Visited Lamplough. Hopes to raise funds for a building to hold 500. (MADA 9/5/1860). Minister of the Circuit. Address at Wesleyan public tea meeting, Lamplough 28/5/1860. (Ch. T. 7/7/1860.)

H. WORTHAM: UL 15/2/1860. HALE WORTHAM: SL 15/9/1860.

EDWARD WRAGG: Unsuccessful candidate, Maryborough Mining Board election, Avoca area. (MADA 20/2,27/2/1860).

EDWARD WREAKIN: His wash dirt was stolen. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 29/2/1860).

JAS WREN: UL 7/3/1860.

JOHN WREN: UL 21/3/1860.

A WRIGHT: UL 9/4/1860.

MR WRIGHT: J.P. Appeared on Bench at Lamplough Police Court last Friday. (MADA 30/1/1860.)

MRS WRIGHT: UL 4/4/1860.

F.G. WRIGHT: UL 28/3/1860.

JAMES WRIGHT: Daughter ELEANOR born Lamplough, 1860. (BDM No 21216.)

JAMES WRIGHT: UL 14/3/1860.

J.C.T. WRIGHT: UL 15/2/1860.

J.Y. WRIGHT: UL 7/3/1860.

ROBERT WRIGHT: Illegal entry charge discharged. Lamploug~ Police Court. (NWC 25/10/1860.)

ROBERT WRIGHT: Daughter MARGARET born Lamplough, 1860. (BDM No 10922.)


SARAH WRIGHT: Assaulted and rape attempt on road between Lamplough and Avoca. (VPG 2/2/1860.)

WRIGLEY: Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 28/5,6/6/1860).

THOMAS DALE WRIGLEY: Business licence case. Lamplough Police Court. (MADA 18/7/1860). Baker. Maryborough. Friend of J. Bodell. Lancashire. (Bodell. P 115.)

WRIGLEY’S COMMERCIAL HOTEL: Publican’s licence, Commercial Hotel, Back Creek. (MADA 27/6/1859.) Son GEORGE born Amherst, 1860. (BDM No 09595. ) Wrigley’s sister was on “Royal Charter”. (BT 11/1/1860.) Mentioned in auction advert. (MADA 7/5/1860). Reference to Wrigley’s Hotel, Back Creek. (MADA 9/5/1860). Advert. (NWC 6/9/1860). Thomas.D. Wrigley. Scandinavian Cres. Back Creek. (NWC 13/9/1860). Court house next to Wrigley’s Commercial Hotel, Mountain Creek. (Arg. 17/5/1861.) Publican’s General Licence, Commercial Hot Mountain Creek. WGG, No 90, 11/6/1861, p 1132.) Advert. Rebuilding at Back Creek. (MADA 19/10/1861.)

MARY WRINN: Maiden name. See registration of birth for Henry Thomas.

EDWARD WRIXON: Gold receiver Avoca to Amherst (MAM 20/7/1855).

WM WRUMPLING: UL 14/3/1860.

EDWARD WYATT: UL 28/3/1860.

R. WYLIE: UL 7/3/1860.