Biography on Peter Lalor


Peter Lalor was the leader in the eureka stockade. He was born on the 5th of February 1827.

He was also a politition, he had 8 brothers and 2 sisters. His Mum and Dad were Ann and Patrick Lalor, he was educated at Carlow college.

He was born at Raheen, Ireland. He died in 1889 9th February. A staue was made of in Slurt Street gardens in Ballarat.

His children’s names were Anne and Joseph Lalor. His 8 brothers and 2 sisters names were James, Richard, Tom, Jerome, John, Walliam, Patrick, Joseph, Margaret and Mary.

On the day of the eureka stockade ( 3 December 1854 ) his left arm was seriously wounded.

3 of the Lalor brothers migrated to America and fought on both sides of the civil war.

Peter Lalor was Catholic and another one of his brothers was fought at the eureka stockade. He married Alicia Dunne in 1855.

Peter Lalor’s quote was ‘ and with a burning feeling of an injured man I mounted the stump and proclaimed Liberty.’

Peter Lalor’s portrait can be found on 2 stamps in Ireland.