Peter Lalor

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Birthday
5, 1827
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 9, 1889 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1827
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 9, 1889 (62)

About

Famous for his leadership of Australia's Eureka Rebellion of 1854, this activist went on to pursue a political career, eventually serving on both the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, Australia.

Before Fame

After studying civil engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, he worked in the railroad construction industry in Australia and subsequently joined the Victorian Gold Rush.

Trivia

His political appointments in Victoria included Postmaster General and Commissioner of Trade and Customs.

Family Life

One of eleven sons born in Laois, Ireland, to Patrick and Ann Lalor, he later settled in Victoria, Australia, with his wife Alicia Dunne and his children Annie and Joseph.

Associated With

He and first Australian Prime Minister Edmund Barton were both born during the Nineteenth Century.