Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Above the starry frame

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Paperback book.

Front cover: image of houses surrounded by fields; image of Irwin's Provincial Hotel with people and horses and carts; white and black lettering.
24 cm; 370 pages
Object Registration
btlc, ballarat trades hall, ballarat trades and labour council, irwin, william, gold mining - ballarat, mining licences - ballarat, eureka stockade, irish potato famine, gold miners, history, biography, publicans - ballarat, immigrants, pioneers
Historical information
Biography of William Irwin who migrated to Australia in 1850. He was a digger and a publican during the gold rush in Ballarat. He was publican at the Star Hotel, John O'groats Hotel and the Provincial Hotel. The Star Hotel was closely connected with the story of the Eureka Stockade.

The book in part draws from family correspondence.
When Made
Made By
Townsend, Helen (Maker)
The book's author, Helen Townsend, is Irwin's great-granddaughter.

Relevance to the history of Ballarat, gold mining and the Eureka Stockade. Biographical interest - William Irwin.
Inscriptions & Markings
Front cover: title and author.

Back cover: book synopsis; praise for the book by Tom Keneally.
Last updated
31 Jul 2018 at 12:43PM