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Eureka Stockade

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An interactive student centered lesson The Eureka Stockade Gold Discovery In Victoria Some Questions to try http://www.nma.gov.au/interactives/tlf/gold_rush_5-6/index.html Further Resources Experience Mining for Gold! Information retrieved from following
Federal Government at
http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eureka-stockade
*Victorian State government at
http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/golden-victoria/impact-society/eureka-stockade
*Boardman, A & Harvey, R. (1981). Eureka Stockade. Canterbury, Vic. : Five Mile Press References Information retrieved from following
Federal Government at
http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eureka-stockade
*Victorian State government at
http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/golden-victoria/impact-society/eureka-stockade
*Boardman, A & Harvey, R. (1981). Eureka Stockade. Canterbury, Vic. : Five Mile Press References Thirteen prisons tried for treason all acquitted, one person found guilty of libel.
The licence fees were replaced with an export tax
Land was opened up for miners t buy
The rules regarding representation in the lower house changed to allow wide representation
Peter Lalor represents Ballarat in Parliament
Governor Hotham resigns shortly after but dies before he can return to England. The Aftermath Soldiers and police attack the stockade on Sunday the 3rd of December.
Miners and soldiers are killed.
The police and soldiers go on killing miners who have surrendered and not been involved.
Peter Lalor leader of the miners is shot in the arm which he later loses but escapes.
6th December martial law imposed.
Many miners arrested but in the end only thirteen are charged. The Battle Eureka Stockade New governor appointed June 1854, Governor Hotham he has a military back ground.
James Scobie Irish miner murdered 6thAugust 1854.
Accused acquitted due to so called police connections (money owed by police!).
Miners get angry and burn down Acquitted mans hotel (James Bentley – owned the Eureka Hotel)
Miners arrested for arson.
Ballarat reform league formed – intention to lobby government for reform and release of imprisoned miners. Tension builds Diggers (miners) opposed the licence fee.
The police were very harsh on miners caught without licences on them.
Jail for those caught without a licence.
Small mining area for a paid licence.
No say in how law/governing was applied.
Miners paid 500,000 pounds a year in fees, the squatters who owned all the land 20,000 pounds all told.
Miners had no rights to buy land around goldfields or couldn’t afford. The start All types of people left jobs to try their luck at the goldfields Police, judges.
Who replaced them ? The lack of people to fill these jobs led to X criminals filling a lot of jobs in the police force.
Higher wages resulted from the lack of available people to fill positions. People at Ballarat After gold was discovered people flocked to the gold regions.
By 1854 in excess of 25,000 people were at the Ballarat goldfields.
In order to maintain law and order police were employed. How were these to be paid for?
A mining licence was issued at the cost of 1 pound a month. Very expensive? Ballarat Goldfields *Officially discovered in 1851 in Bathurst N.S.W.
*However reports of gold being found in the 1820 & 30’s remained unconfirmed.
*Gold discovered in Victoria in June of 1851 around Clunes.
*John Regan and John Dunlop discovered gold at Ballaarat(as called by Aboriginals in August 1851. Gold
Sunday December 3rd 1854 Eureka Stockade Licence hunts increased to twice weekly.
Ballarat reform league listen to by governor Hotham but no request meet.
Soldiers sent to Ballarat to enforce the law at the time.
29th November 1854 10,000 miners meet, burn licenses and swear an oath to each other under the southern cross.
Next day more license hunts, shots fired, reports police and soldiers fired first.
By the 2nd of December 2000 miners have built the stockade as a defence against attacks. http://users.netconnect.com.au/~ianmac/eureka.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_Stockade http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eureka-stockade http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/golden-victoria/impact-society/eureka-stockade http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/goldeureka.htm http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz197004168eea8.html
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