Alfred Carr

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Alfred Carr is associated with Ararat Asylum, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.28, 142.93

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Born in England Dr Carr migrated to Australia 1852. Although he sympathised with the plight of the diggers they turned against him when he gave James Bentley a favourable character reference at the trial of James Bentley in Melbourne. Many of the diggers viewed Dr Carr with suspicion and felt that he may in fact have been a spy for the authorities. During the battle at the stockade Dr Carr spent his time treating many of the wounded and dying diggers. After the State Treason Trials he became unwell, developed a mental illness and eventually retired to the Ararat Asylum where he remained until his death in 1894.

Born in England Dr Carr migrated to Australia 1852. Although he sympathised with the plight of the diggers they turned against him when he gave James Bentley a favourable character reference at the trial of James Bentley in Melbourne. Many of the diggers viewed Dr Carr with suspicion and felt that he may in fact have been a spy for the authorities. During the battle at the stockade Dr Carr spent his time treating many of the wounded and dying diggers. After the State Treason Trials he became unwell, developed a mental illness and eventually retired to the Ararat Asylum where he remained until his death in 1894.

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