Death of a veteran: The late Mr. Peter Lalor [11 February 1889]

[Editor: An article about Peter Lalor (1827-1889). Published in The Age (Melbourne), 11 February 1889.] Death of a veteran. The late Mr. Peter Lalor. By “The Vagabond.” Thirty-seven years ago a young Irishman landed in Melbourne. The cry of “Gold!” brought hither all sorts and conditions of men, but few who have been more notable […]

[The old lion of Victorian politics] [14 February 1889]

[Editor: An article about Peter Lalor, who died on 9 February 1889. Published in the “Current notes” section of the Melbourne Punch, 14 February 1889.] The old lion of Victorian politics turned his face to the wall when the Hon. Peter Lalor died at Richmond on Saturday last. Peter made more history than most men […]

In Memoriam: The Late Peter Lalor [poem, 14 February 1889]

[Editor: A poem about Peter Lalor, who died on 9 February 1889. Published in Melbourne Punch, 14 February 1889.] In Memoriam. The Late Peter Lalor. One more of the old race has gone The grand old race of pioneers, That, in these later, narrower years, Uptower like trees of Lebanon. On freedom’s side he took […]

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 […]