Hugh Falconer – was born 4 Mar 1864 in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, Scotland to Isabella Walker and Hugh Falconer. He married Mary Elizabeth Schellnack in Heathcote Victoria in 1889. They had six children, two of whom were born in El Dorado. Hugh died16 Apr 1936 in Coburg and is buried at El Dorado.
Hugh came to El Dorado in 1899, and in 1900 as mine manager of Cock’s Pioneer, ran sluicing trials with the new electric plant. In 1904 he was made a JP and a family tragedy occurred when two of his sons accidentally drowned. In 1907 Hugh was elected president of the local El Dorado Football Club. He worked in El Dorado until 1929 and on his leaving was presented with a stunning Illuminated Address from the local citizens thanking him for all that he had done for the community, a copy is available for viewing at the El Dorado Museum.