CALWELL, Davis (1832-1898)

Calwell left Pennsylvania with his brother Dan in April 1853 for New York  where they set sail for Australia on the City of Norfolk in 1853. The journey took six months. They went to the Ballarat goldfields and witnessed the Eureka stockade. Davis returned to Melbourne and set up as a carrier. He met and married Elizabeth Lewis in 1856. After having his horse team stolen he returned to gold mining, this time at the Caledonian goldfield with his brother-in-law William Cleave. Davis and Elizabeth had twelve children, three of whom were born in the Caledonian goldfields. Two children died in infancy and another three died of diphtheria in 1874. The Calwells left this area in the 1860s eventually settling on a farm at Bolwarrah.

Sources: Digger Pioneer Index; Mick Woiwod,The Christmas Hills Story, 2010