The Eureka rebellion: Diggers take up arms against police and military [chapter 52 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 52 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 23 June 1935.] The story of Australia — LII The Eureka rebellion Diggers take up arms against police and military The refusal of Governor Hotham to release the three men condemned for burning Bentley’s Hotel caused intense […]

The Eureka Rebellion

Various articles relating to the Eureka Rebellion of 1854, the Battle of the Eureka Stockade (3rd December 1854), the subsequent Eureka trials, and some of the leading people involved. Ballaarat [14 November 1854] An article regarding some of the problems on the Ballarat goldfields (just prior to the Eureka Rebellion). Ballaarat [1 December 1854] An […]

To the colonists of Victoria [letter from Peter Lalor, 7 April 1855]

[Editor: A letter from Peter Lalor, leader of the Eureka rebellion at Ballarat in 1854, regarding the battle of the Eureka Stockade and related matters. Published in The Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer, 7 April 1855. The letter was also published in several other newspapers (including The Argus, 10 April 1855).] TO THE COLONISTS OF VICTORIA. […]