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Eureka Stockade Plaque : 02-January-2013
Eureka Stockade Plaque : 02-January-2013

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A 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

Location

Address:Sturt Street, Peter Lalor Monument, Between Dawson & Lyons Streets, Ballarat, 3350
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.561417
Long: 143.852993
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Dissent
Actual Event STart Date:03-December-1854
Actual Event End Date:03-December-1854

Dedication

Front Inscription

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  

Source: MA
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