Ballarat is renowned for the events of 1854 which became the Eureka Stockade. Because James Ford moved from Otago in New Zealand to Ballarat it perhaps opportune to make some notes about this important even in Ballarat’s and Australia’s history. I have therefore added a page devoted to this subject which can be found here.
In TheStory Behind the Story of Samuel Ford I have outlined my reasons for thinking James’ father, Samuel Ford came to Millport courtesy of the revenue cutter the Royal George. Others may disagree and are free to reach their own conclusions about such matters.