Timothy Hayes

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Timothy Hayes is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.55, 143.85

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Hayes migrated from Ireland with a wife and children in late 1852, and was soon at work as a digger in Ballarat, where it is believed he shared a claim with Peter Lalor. He came to prominence in the Ballarat Reform League after the Eureka hotel's destruction, acting as chairman and one of the most forceful speakers. Arrested after the attack on the Stockade, he was tried for High Treason but acquitted in March. Hayes was a tall, round man with, it appears, a strong sense of his Irish and Catholic roots. The background of the previous decade in Erin, with a million dead from the Famine and the suppression of the Young Ireland movement would not have given him much sympathy for British authority.

Timothy Hayes has been tagged on these pages:

  1. Eureka Stockade:Catholics protest over the treatment of Smyth's servant
  2. Timothy Hayes
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