33 – Eureka Pt 5: Eureka Trials

With the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade ended, the authorities moved the main players to Melbourne to be tried for treason.

In the days immediately following, the people of Victoria were at first apprehensive that there may be further outbreaks of violence and rioting, but as more information about exactly what happened at Ballarat was known, they became more unhappy about the lead up to and the actions that took place on December 3rd, 1854.

In this final episode in the Eureka series, we talk about the trials, and the actions of the government in the aftermath.  We also learn a little about the Southern Cross flag.

(60 mins)

Eureka flag (Culture Victoria)
Lawlor Black reward Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre)
Peter Lalor by Ludwig Becker NLA 3903439
Public meeting Melbourne 5th December Eurekapedia
Eureka Centre cafe

Podcast Recommendation:  Pax Britannica

References: Ep 33 Eureka Trails

David Hunt/ NMA animation Eureka Stockade: https://youtu.be/or5Q3hkztoU

Late Night Live Podcast:  From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/how-australia-invented-secret-ballots-and-compulsory-voting/10868574

Brett, J. a. (2019). From secret ballot to democracy sausage : how Australia got compulsory voting: Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing.

Flag Conservation story: https://aiccm.org.au/about/conservation-awards/past-awards/2013-conservator-year

Wright, C. (2013). The forgotten rebels of Eureka. Melbourne: Text Publishing.

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Ballarat Reform League Inc, & Ballarat Heritage Services. Ballarat Reform League Charter: Eurekapedia. Retrieved from http://www.eurekapedia.org/Ballarat_Reform_League

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Henry Seekamp: EgoldNet.edu.au. Retrieved from http://www.egold.net.au/biogs/EG00082b.htm

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Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C., & D’Angri, V. (2000). The Eureka flag : our starry banner. Ballarat, Vic: Ballarat Heritage Services, .

The History of the Eureka Flag as a Cultural Heritage Icon: :  http://www.egold.net.au/biogs/EG00273b.htm

Who made the flag: http://eurekapedia.org/Contesting_the_Flag#Who_made_the_flag.3F


Henry Lawson : Eureka!   https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry/poems/eureka-0108074

Eureka Memorial. Retrieved from http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/government/dissent/display/30205-eureka-stockade-memorial

Premiers of Victoria: Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_of_Victoria#List_of_premiers_of_Victoria

Digger – the term:  https://www.findmypast.com.au/articles/anzac-day-stories/resources-military-history-articles/military-history-origin-of-the-term-digger



Earl Grey song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ObugTPNzYk