The state prisoners [letter from the Eureka Rebellion prisoners, 14 February 1855]

The state prisoners [letter from the Eureka Rebellion prisoners, 14 February 1855] [Editor: A letter from the Eureka Rebellion prisoners. Published in The Age, 14 February 1855.] The state prisoners The following is the copy of a letter addressed by the state prisoners now awaiting their trial in the Melbourne Gaol to the Sheriff, complaining […]

Petition of the unemployed [18 August 1855]

[Editor: A report on the campaign by unemployed workers for jobs. Published in The Argus, 18 August 1855.] Petition of the unemployed. The following is the petition or memorial addressed by the unemployed to the Governor. To his Excellency Sir Charles Hotham, Captain-General of the colony of Victoria, &c., &c., The petition of the unemployed, […]

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. […]

Vern’s last letter [15 January 1855]

[Editor: A letter from Frederick Vern, one of the leading figures in the Eureka Rebellion. Published in The Age, 15 January 1855.] Vern’s last letter The following letter — the last written in these colonies by the now celebrated Vern — has been sent to us for publication. Our readers may rely on its authenticity. […]

Chapter 100 [The Eureka Stockade, by Raffaello Carboni, 1855]

[Editor: This is a chapter from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni. A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.] C. Wanted — stuff, anyhow, for the last chapter. If The Age, always foremost in the cause of the digger, never mind his language or […]