Oct. 2, 2020

Eureka Stockade

Eureka Stockade

The Eureka Stockade happened on the goldfields of Victoria in 1854, when gold miners (called diggers) fought against government soldiers in protest over gold licences, taxation without representataion, and the harsh and unjust treatment they received at the hands of the often cruel and corrupt police troopers. Many people today claim that this was the foundation of democracy in Australia. Some call it the unfinished revolution.

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