Pioneer woman

Agnes Grieg (Franks) – Location, Ballarat New Cemetery, Presbyterian A,  Section 19, Grave 02.

Agnes was 16 years old at time of Eureka Uprising and an eye witness to events.  Agnes travelled with family to the Goldfields to join her father and brother who were both miners.  Agnes arrived on the Goldfields at her father’s tent which would have been located at what is now Rodier Street.  Less than a month after arriving, Agnes witnessed the Eureka Uprising from this spot. Later Agnes wrote of her experiences in ‘Eureka Reminiscences’.  This book describes the courage and fortitude of the women living with daily challenges of the life on the Goldfields.

(Wickham 2009)