Amy <I>Williams</I> Cail

Amy Williams Cail

Marshfield, Monmouthshire, Wales
Death 15 Jul 1914 (aged 81)
Melbourne, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
Burial Raywood, Greater Bendigo City, Victoria, Australia
Memorial ID 115817543 · View Source
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Amy realizing that food was in great demand, decided to conduct a grocery store in a large tent, while her husband John dug for gold. Amy was the more successful. With many miners unable to pay for their gold digging licences, great unrest broke out, so strong was the feeling that a revolt flared up led by Peter Lalor, an Irishman. After the rebellion, in which miners fared badly, Peter Lalor became a hunted man. However he had made friends who found in him a 'Champion'. One of his friends was Amy, who hid him in her large tent, by cutting down the ropes in the pretence of leaving the gold fields, because of this, Lalor was able to make his escape. (Peter Lalor later became a Member of Parliament, representing Ballarat West). As food was still in short supply in Ballarat area, John and Amy brought land at Mount Rowan. On 22 acres of land, they grew produce which found a ready demand in that area. When land was thrown open for selection north of Bendigo, John and Amy selected 304 acres of land at Kamarooka in August 1873. Amy was one of the few of the early settlers, who had a sewing machine. She was hence in great demand, sewing for people with her little machine, which was turned with one hand.

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Age: 81 years



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  • Originally Created by: David Cail
  • Added: 20 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 115817543
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amy Williams Cail (29 Mar 1833–15 Jul 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 115817543, citing Raywood Cemetery, Raywood, Greater Bendigo City, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .