Ballaarat [Eureka Rebellion, 15 December 1854]

[Editor: A report on the Eureka Rebellion. Published in The Argus, 15 December 1854.] Ballaarat. On the night of the fatal 3rd December, we had come to the conclusion that there was every prospect of sad doings at Ballaarat; and we therefore requested one of the ablest and most experienced gentlemen of our staff to […]

Ballaarat [Eureka Rebellion trials, 14 December 1854]

[Editor: A report on the committal proceedings of the Eureka Rebellion prisoners. Published in the Colonial Times, 14 December 1854.] Ballaarat. The trials of state prisoners commenced on the 6th. Mr. Sturt presided, and Mr. Webster, and Mr. Smith sat with him. Mr. Hackett was in court, but did not take his seat on the […]

Further particulars of the Ballaarat affray [Eureka Rebellion, 5 December 1854]

[Editor: A report on the Eureka Rebellion. Published in The Argus, 5 December 1854.] Further particulars of the Ballaarat affray. The facts of the unfortunate encounter at Ballaarat, as we have been enabled to gather them, in addition to the hurried statement received at a late hour yesterday morning, appear to be as follows:— Up […]

Fatal collision at Ballaarat [Eureka Rebellion, 4 December 1854]

[Editor: A report on the Eureka Rebellion. Published in The Argus, 4 December 1854.] By express. Fatal collision at Ballaarat. Monday, 3 a.m. At the above hour a gentleman arrived at this office who had ridden through express, leaving Ballaarat at half-past one yesterday. He brings us the following disastrous report: (From our own correspondent.) […]

A Ballad of Eureka [poem by Victor Daley]

[Editor: A poem by Victor Daley about the Eureka Rebellion which occurred in Ballarat in 1854. Published in Creeve Roe: Poetry by Victor Daley, 1947.] A Ballad of Eureka Stand up, my young Australian, In the brave light of the sun, And hear how Freedom’s battle Was in old days lost — and won. The […]