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Defining Moments: Eureka Stockade

In 1854 goldminers at the Eureka Stockade, Ballarat rebelled against the Victorian government. See this defining moment in Australia’s history brought to life, as written by historian David Hunt.

Activities

1. What led gold miners to build a stockade at Eureka Flat near Ballarat?

2. What happened on Sunday 3 December 1854?

3. What does the narrator mean when he says, 'the government may have won the battle but it lost the war'?