The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Symonds, Edward Stace
Symonds, Edward Stace, C.M.G., sometime Under-Treasurer of Victoria, son of Samuel Symonds, surgeon R.N., and Mary his wife, was born at Gosport, England, on July 15th, 1816. In 1836 he emigrated to Australia, arriving in Sydney in Dec. of that year. He was a commissioner for the goldfields from May 1852 to March 1855, when he was appointed gold-receiver at Melbourne. The latter position he held till Oct. 1857, when he became Under-Treasurer of Victoria, an office of which he fulfilled the duties for thirty years, retiring on a pension in Jan. 1887. Mr. Symonds, who was created C.M.G. in 1886, married on Feb. 16th, 1882, Miss Edith Rickards.