What did Joseph Hunt do between arriving in Port Phillip in 1854 and when his first son was born in 1867?

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Joseph Hunt arrived in Port Phillip in 1854 as an unassisted migrant.  Did he go to the goldfields?  We can find out nothing about him until 1867 when his first son, Joseph Ernest (my grandfather)  was born.  Joseph and his wife Elizabeth Ann (Wilkins) had 7 children and lived in Burwood on a flower farm.
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (260 points)

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Do you have the death register for Joseph? There's a column on that page that asks how many years in the colony. I was thinking that this may show he was somewhere other than Victoria.

I had a quick look at the Pioneer Index and couldn't see his marriage. Do you have a copy of that to see if it tells you where he was in the colonies?

There's an 1856 Electoral Roll of Victoria on Ancestry. A Joseph Hunt is there at "The Loddon, Mandurang". He is No 2631 on this image, living at Kangaroo Flat, occupation miner, and he has a miner's right to vote.


If you can access the Victoria Police Gazettes you may find him mentioned there. They are on FindMyPast, I believe.

There is also the Victoria Government Gazette at http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/ where you may find such things as miner's leases, land transctions, etc.

I hope this helps.


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