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December 3, 1854 – The Battle of the Eureka Stockade is held near Ballarat, Victoria


The Eureka Stockade was the rebellion initiated by the diggers on the Ballarat, Victoria goldfields in 1854. Conditions on the Australian goldfields were particularly harsh. The main source of discontent was the expensive miner’s licence. It cost 30 shillings every month and permitted the holder to work a 3.6 metre square “claim”. Licences had to … Continue reading

December 3rd 1854 Eureka Stockade Australia


On December 3rd 1854, the Eureka Stockade, commonly seen as the birth of Australian democracy, took place. It was the result of built up dissatisfaction amongst miners in Australia. The stockade was built on Bakery Hill, in Ballarat, and was manned by 150 miners on December 3 when 276 police attacked, resulting in the deaths … Continue reading

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