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1 GOLD Eureka Flag, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

2 Eureka stockade centre, 199?

3 Blood on the Cross, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

4 Broader historical context Gold discoveries Gold rushes and their impact Size and composition of the population Areas of settlement Economy Lifeon the goldfields Eureka Stockade The event Issues and interpretations

5 Broader historical context 1840s Depression Growth of settlement End of convict transportation Labour shortages Victoria a separate colony Moves towards self-government and democratic reforms

6 Gold Discoveries Early discoveries Example of California As impetus to population and economic growth Attempts to control Edward Hargraves and publicity Victoria

7 Gold rushes and their impact Size and composition of the population Areas of settlement Economy Life on the goldfields

8 Gold rushes and impact: size of population

9 Gold rushes and impact: immigration

10 Gold rushes : areas of settlement

11 Gold rushes: economic impact

12 Gold rushes: economic impact. Wage rates, farmer labourers, NSW: 1851 : £18 pa 1852 : £ : £ : £25

13 S.T. Gill, Road in Black Forest, (H86.7 SLV – La Trobe Picture Collection) Life on the goldfields

14 Edward Snell Diary, 1850s. (SLV Australian Manuscripts Collection)

15 A General view of Ophir, 1851, by George French Angas Lithograph, PX*D 243/4 (SLNSW – Eureka: the rush for gold!)

16 David Tulloch, Golden Point, Ballarat, (SLV)

17 Edwin Stocqueler, Australian golddiggings, 1855 (National Library of Australia)

18 State Library of NSW

19 Beechworth Chinese Cemetery

20 EUREKA STOCKADE Timeline of events, Eureka on Trial, PROVictoria:

21 Charles Hotham

22 S.T. Gill, The Licence Inspector, 1852.

23 George Lacy, The First Commissioner Hardy collecting licences and diggers evading, c.1853 (NLA)

24 Charles Doudiet, Hotel burning, 1854.

25 S.D.S. Huyghue, Government camp, Ballarat, 1854

26 Map of Eureka area See also, PRO Victoria:

27 Charles Doudiet, Swearing allegiance to the southern cross, (Ballarat Fine Art Gallery)

28 J.B. Henderson, Eureka stockade riot, Ballarat, (SLNSW)

29 Age, 10 March 1855

30 Commission of Enquiry. Hotham’s account:

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32 ISSUES AND INTERPRETATIONS birthplace of Australian democracy mining conditions corrupt and inept authorities agitation of ‘foreigners’

33 Eureka on Trial, Public Record Office Victoria eGold, Cultural Heritage Unit, University of Melbourne: Eureka! The Rush for Gold, State Library of NSW: index.html


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