Jane Cuming – Location, Ballarat New Cemetery, Church of England A, Section 08, Grave 01. (BCN-COEA-08-105-01-01)

Assisted the leader of the Eureka Uprising, Peter Lalor, evade capture and nursed his wounds.  Jane and her husband emigrated from England to the Goldfields in the hope they could lead a more progressive and non-conformist life in Australia.  Jane was a broad minded thinker for her times and this is evident in naming her first born daughter ‘Martineau’ after Harriet Martineau who was an eminent liberal poet, writer and women’s rights campaigner of the times.    (Wright 2013)