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Tablet inscribed at the rear of the Peter Lalor Monument is dedicated and inscribed with the names of those who were killed fighting at the Eureka Stockade in 1854.
The Eureka rebellion , which is often referred to as the 'Eureka Stockade', is a key event in the development of Australian democracy and Australian identity.
The rebellion came about because the goldfield workers (known as 'diggers') opposed the government miners' licences. The licences were a simple way for the government to tax the diggers. Licence fees had to be paid regardless of whether a digger's claim resulted in any gold. Less successful diggers found it difficult to pay their licence fees
|Address:||Sturt Street, Peter Lalor Monument, Between Dawson & Lyons Street, Ballarat, 3350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: 37.561417|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-December-1854|
|Actual Event End Date:||03-December-1854|
In memory of
John Hynes Edward Quin
Patrick Gittins William Quinlan
Thomas Mullins John Rathbone
Samuel Green Lieutenant Ross
John Robertson Thaddeus Moore
Edward Thonen James Brown
John Hassle Robert Julien
John Dimond -- Growe
Thomas O`Neill -- Fenton
Goerge Donaghey Edward Mc Glyn
and others, who were killed whilst fighting at the Eureka Stockade, December 3rd, 1854