James Scobie

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James Scobie is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.55, 143.85

Date of Birth: 29th November 1826
Date of Death: 7th October 1854
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Related Resource URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Scobie
User Tags: james scobie, james bentley, thomas farrell, william henry hance, eureka

A Scottish digger who was murdered on the 7 October 1854 near the Eureka hotel. The inquest held on the same day cleared Bentley, Hance and Farrell of any wrongdoing, much to the outrage of the diggers. Scobie's death in many ways was a catalyst for the events leading directly to the Eureka Stockade. A crowd of diggers assembled outside the Bentley hotel in protest and a riot eventually ensued which led to the destruction of the hotel. After new evidence was presented Bentley, Hance and Farrell were sentenced to 3 years hard labour.

James Scobie has been tagged on these pages:

  1. Catherine Bentley
  2. Eureka Stockade:Additional Depositions
  3. Eureka Stockade:Bentley predicts the destruction of his hotel
  4. Eureka Stockade:Bentley's servant confesses
  5. Eureka Stockade:Depositions from Scobie Murder
  6. Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham comments on the Report of the Commission appointed to enquire into the management of the Gold Fields of Victoria
  7. Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham's report on the burning of the Eureka Hotel on the Ballarat Gold Field
  8. Eureka Stockade:Petition from Ballarat residents re Scobie murder
  9. James Bentley
  10. James Scobie
  11. John D'Ewes
  12. Thomas Farrell
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