The Story of the Eureka Stockade [by John Lynch, 1947]

[Editor: The Story of the Eureka Stockade was written by John Lynch, regarding various events and people connected to the Eureka Rebellion. It was originally published as a magazine serial story in 1893-1894. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.]

The Story of the Eureka Stockade, John Lynch, front cover 450h

The Story of the Eureka Stockade


John Lynch

(One of Peter Lalor’s Captains)

I. The causes of the outbreaks
II. The leaders
III. A justification of the outbreak
IV. The Hon. Peter Lalor
V. The Fight
VI. Character sketch: Hon. Peter Lalor

The Australian Catholic Truth Society,
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The Advocate Press, 143-151 a’Beckett St., Melb.

John Lynch, The Story of the Eureka Stockade, Melbourne: Australian Catholic Truth Society, [1947?]

Editor’s notes:
The cover title was Story of the Eureka Stockade: Epic Days of the Early Fifties at Ballarat.

This booklet was originally published as a monthly series of six articles in The Austral Light: A Catholic Magazine (October 1893 to March 1894). The text was later published by the Australian Catholic Truth Society in a booklet format in two undated editions, one in the 1930s and the other in the 1940s (possibly 1947).

The National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria both have the year of publication listed as “1947?”. The earliest mention of the publication in the NLA’s collection of online historical newspapers is in a review published in The Advocate (15 January 1948, p. 10); also, it was first advertised for sale in The Advocate (12 February 1948, p. 21).

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