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Author Molony, John N. (John Neylon), 1927-

Title Eureka / John Molony
Edition Second edition
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2001

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Description xvi, 252 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Bought at a price -- The actors assemble -- A change of governors -- First death at Eureka -- From camp to garrison -- The harassment of Hotham -- Bakery Hill -- Last words -- The monster meeting -- The end of an era -- Stockade -- Night of a young moon -- A flag unfurled -- High treason -- The making of a legend
Summary Before dawn on 3 December 1854, colonial troopers at Ballarat attacked a group of gold miners who had thrown up a stockade in defiance and defence. Some diggers had guns, but many were unarmed; some twenty of them were killed, along with four troopers. In the decades that followed, the truth of what happened that morning became obscured by partisans on both sides. For many years the Eureka Stockade was regarded as a shameful event and almost forgotten; more recently, it has been celebrated as a righteous stand against injustice. John Molony's Eureka vividly recreates the story of Eureka and unravels the myths that have come to surround it. The story of Australia's first and only armed rebellion for democratic rights continues to provoke passionate controversy and debate. This new edition of Molony's classic work, now beautifully illustrated with historic Eureka images, will be welcomed by everyone with an interest in the history of Australian democracy
Analysis Ballarat
Gold
Eureka Stockade
Mining
Riots
History, 1801-1900
Notes Includes index
First ed.: Ringwood, Vic. : Viking, 1984
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 230-241
Subject Riots -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat
Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Riots -- Australia -- Ballarat (Vic.) -- History.
Gold miners -- Australia -- Ballarat (Vic.) -- History.
Revolutions -- Australia -- Ballarat (Vic.) -- History.
Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History
Gold miners -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History
Eureka Stockade, 1854
Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Ballarat (Vic.)
Gold miners -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History
Riots -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History
Revolutions -- Australia -- Victoria -- Ballarat -- History
Eureka Stockade, Ballarat, Vic., 1854
Eureka Stockade (Ballarat, Vic.)
Ballarat (Vic.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
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