Mrs Adams was the wife of William Adams. This couple were probably the ones who lived near the Eureka Stockade in 1854. It is probable given the amount of compensation claimed for goods after the Eureka battle in December 1854 that they owned Adam’s Store and Post Office on Golden Point in 1853.
When the fighting started William tried to move his wife and child to safety. William Adams was shot three times and wounded, and afterwards taken to the Camp hospital as a prisoner. He recovered from his wounds to claim compensation of ₤937. This covered damage to their property and his imprisonment. The claim was rejected. The possible identity of William Adam’s wife is Ann Cosgrove who married a William Adams the Church of England Church, Belfast, Australia in 1847. The locality of Belfast is now known as Port Fairy.