Robert Nickle

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Robert Nickle is associated with Iberian Peninsula, Spain located at these coordinates 40.3, -3.71666666667

Date of Birth: 12th August 1786
Date of Death: 26th May 1855
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Related Resource URL: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/nickle-sir-robert-4301
User Tags: robert nickle, charles hotham, eureka


Biography:
The son of a soldier, Nickle served throughout the latter part of the Napoleonic Wars, including in the Peninsula. His military career continued afterwards, and in 1853 he was appointed Major General, commanding the troops throughout the Australian colonies. He arrived in Melbourne shortly after Hotham, in August 1854, and sent reinforcements to Ballarat as the situation deteriorated. He himself arrived at the town on 5 December, and recommended martial law be imposed, though he soon returned to Melbourne. He became ill in the new year, and died in May 1855.

Robert Nickle has been tagged on these pages:

  1. Eureka Stockade:Lieutenant Governor Hotham's report on a serious riot and collision at the Ballarat Gold Field
  2. Eureka Stockade:Minutes from the Executive Council
  3. Robert Nickle
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