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Charles James Evans' Diary, 1853-1855
Mainly at Ballarat, including the events at Eureka


Index of names by Lenore Frost
 30 December 2006
Updated 7 October 2012

 from a digitised version of the diary at the State Library of Victoria website


Formerly attributed to  Samuel Lazarus, research by Dr Clare Wright has identified the writer
of the diaries as Charles James Evans, a native of  Shropshire who owned an auction house and
printers in Ballarat at the time of the stockade.


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The pages are more readily accessed by date.  In one stretch of dates Lazarus
made an error in the date, but the transcript gives the corrected date.  I have used
the corrected date in the column below.

The new State Library of Victoria catalogue entry reads in part:

"Charles
Evan's diary begins eleven months after his arrival in Victoria with his brother, George, and describes the brothers' experiences working as carters and timber merchants before setting out for the Ballarat diggings with their mutual friend George Morgan, and John Basson Humffray, who had travelled on the same ship as George Morgan; and their subsequent arrival in Ballarat, where they established a number of successful businesses, including an auctioneering house and a printing and stationary business. The diary also gives a first-hand account of the Eureka Stockade."

Further biographical details can be seen in the State Library of Victoria catalogue entry.





Name Date
Adams, Mr 25 Oct 1853
Arne 25 Nov 1854
Barfast & Dillon 17 Oct 1853
Barfoot 24 Oct 1853
Bear's 2 Nov 1853
Bear's 3 Nov 1853
Bear's sale yard 3 Oct 1853
Bentley [James] 25 Oct 1854
Blythe, Mrs 29 Oct 1853
Butcher 23 May 1854
Butcher, Mr 23 Nov 1853
Carr, Dr 9 Dec 1854
Carton daughters 24 Oct 1853
Carton, daughters 17 Oct 1853
Carton, Miss 28 Oct 1853
Carton, Mr 17 Oct 1853
Carton, Mr 24 Oct 1853
Carton, Mrs 24 Oct 1853
Cartons 25 Oct 1854 Brunswick
Cartons 16 Oct 1853
Cartons 24 Oct 1853
Cartons, Misses 30 Oct 1853
Carvell 27 May 1854
Carvell 5 Jun 1854
Cotterill's place 30 Oct 1853
Cotterill's place 3 Nov 1853
Darby 21 Nov 1854
Dick 17 May 1854
Dick 4 Jun 1854
Dick 5 Jun 1854
Dillon & Barfast 17 Oct 1853
Evans' mother 1 Oct 1853

Evans' mother
17 Oct 1853

Evans' mother
18 Oct 1853

Evans, Captain 25 Oct 1854
Evans, Captain 30 Nov 1854
Evans, Charles 24 Oct 1853
Fletcher [Thomas] 25 Oct 1854 Printer
Fletcher [Thomas] 22 Nov 1854
Fletcher [Thomas] 29 Nov 1854
Freith 30 Dec 1854
George 1 Oct 1853
George 7 Oct 1853
George 8 Oct 1853
George 9 Oct 1853
George 16 Oct 1853
George 17 Oct 1853
George 19 Oct 1853
George 23 Oct 1853
George 24 Oct 1853
George 24 Oct 1853
George 26 Oct 1853
George 30 Oct 1853
George 31 Oct 1853
George 2 Nov 1853
George 3 Nov 1853
George 8 Nov 1853
George 11 Nov 1853
George 14 Nov 1853
George 15 Nov 1853
George 19 Nov 1853
George 21 Nov 1853
George 22 Nov 1853
George 27 Nov 1853
George 9 Dec 1853
George 9 May 1854
George 10 May 1854
George 11 May 1854
George 5 Jun 1854
George 25 Oct 1854
George 18 Nov 1854
George 23 Dec 1854
Gillespie 24 Oct 1853
Gillespie, Mr 6 Nov 1853
Gillespie, Mr & Mrs 7 Nov 1853
Godkin 4 Jun 1854
Godkin 5 Jun 1854
Guigaleen, Mr 22 Nov 1854
Guyaleen, Mrs 5 Dec 1854
Hall, Henry 18 Oct 1853
Hall, Mr 18 Oct 1853
Hall, Mr 25 Oct 1854
Hall, Mrs 18 Oct 1853
Hall, Mrs 19 Oct 1853
Hall, Mrs 23 Oct 1853
Hall, Mrs 25 Oct 1854
Hammer, Mrs 25 Oct 1854
Hanmer's Theatre 29 Nov 1854
Harrington 25 Oct 1854
Harrington 18 Nov 1854
Harrington 21 Nov 1854
Harrington 23 Nov 1854
Harrington 25 Nov 1854
Harrington 11 Dec 1854
Harrington 1 Jan 1855
Haycurst 11 Dec 1854 clerk
Henderson, Mr & Mrs 21 Jan 1854
Hotham, Charles, Sir 14 Jan 1854
Hotham, Charles, Sir 21 Jan 1854
Humphrey 23 Oct 1853 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey 9 Nov 1853 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey 10 Nov 1853 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey 14 Nov 1853 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey 19 Nov 1853 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey 29 Nov 1854 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey 6 Jan 1855 [Humffray, JB]
Humphrey's brother 19 Dec 1854 [Humffray, JB]
Humphries, Mr 2 Oct 1853 [Humffray, JB]
Hunter 23 May 1854
Hurst 3 Dec 1853
Hurst 4 Dec 1853
Husband, officer 11 Dec 1854
Islop, Jim 9 Dec 1853
Jack 1 Oct 1853
Jack 25 Oct 1854
Johnson, Commissioner 30 Nov 1854
Johnson, Dr 21 Jan 1854
Ladbury, Mr 5 Oct 1853
Lang, Dr 14 Jan 1854
Lang, Dr 21 Jan 1854
Lang, Mr, bank manager 25 Oct 1854
Leman, Mrs 11 Dec 1854
Lemans, Dr 3 Dec 1854
Lemans, Mrs 3 Dec 1854
Lewis, Mr 11 May 1854
Lewis, Mr, sister 11 May 1854
Martin, Andrew 25 Sep 1853
Martin, Andrew 12 Oct 1853
Martin, Andrew 15 Oct 1853
Martin, Andrew 16 Oct 1853
Martin, Andrew 23 Oct 1853
McIntyre [Andrew] 25 Oct 1854
Morgan, George 1 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 3 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 5 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 7 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 8 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 9 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 16 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 16 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 19 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 20 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 22 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 23 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 24 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 26 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 30 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 31 Oct 1853
Morgan, George 2 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 3 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 8 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 11 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 14 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 15 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 19 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 21 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 22 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 29 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 30 Nov 1853
Morgan, George 6 Dec 1853
Morgan, George 9 May 1854
Morgan, George 10 May 1854
Morgan, George 17 May 1854
Morgan, George 31 May 1854
Morgan, George 3 Jun 1854
Morgan, George 25 Oct 1854
Morgan, George 18 Nov 1854
Morgan, George 11 Dec 1854
Morgan, George 18 Dec 1854
Morgan, George 14 Jan 1854
Naslam, Mr 3 Dec 1854
Nichol, Robert, Sir 6 Dec 1854
Nichol, Robert, Sir 7 Dec 1854
Nichol, Robert, Sir 8 Dec 1854
Paine, Duke 3 Dec 1853
Paine, Duke 4 Dec 1853
Paine, Duke 17 May 1854
Paine, Duke 11 Dec 1854
Parsons 25 Dec 1854
Parsons 26 Dec 1854
Parsons, Mrs 26 Dec 1854
Raleigh's Wharf 5 Oct 1853
Rayes, Mr 29 Nov 1854
Ride, Commissioner 25 Oct 1854
Ride, Commissioner 30 Nov 1854
Robinsons 23 Dec 1854
Ross 4 Dec 1854 Canadian
Scobie [James] 25 Oct 1854
Stale 12 Dec 1854
Tom
9 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Tom
10 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Tom
11 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Tom
12 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Tom
20 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Tom 21 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Tom
27 Nov 1853 (seaman, driver)
Walker 1 Jun 1854
Waller, Mr & Mrs 28 Dec 1854
Waller, Mr & Mrs 30 Dec 1854
Waller, Mr & Mrs 2 Jan 1855
Walton 23 Dec 1854 of Manchester
Welsh, Mr 26 Sep 1853
Welsh, Mr 27 Sep 1853
Welsh, Mr 30 Sep 1853
Welsh, Mr 9 Oct 1853
Welsh, Mr 23 Oct 1853
White, Mr 26 Sep 1853
White, Mr 27 Sep 1853
White, Mr 30 Sep 1853
White, Mr 9 Oct 1853
White, Mr 13 Oct 1853
White, Mr 4 Nov 1853
White, Mr 5 Nov 1853
Wise, Captain 22 Dec 1854
Wood, Mr 22 Nov 1854 Creswick Creek
Wood, Mr & Mrs 5 Dec 1854 Creswick Creek
Wright 12 Dec 1854


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