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Eureka Stockade: Eureka Stockade Images

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Introduction

Images can tell us a lot about the subject we are researching.

Here are some images of people and events associated with the Eureka Stockade!

 

The Eureka Stockade

Gold Diggers

This is a painting by Edward Roper of the gold diggings at Ararat in about 1858. 

This is what it would have been like in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka Stockade. 

This  image was accessed on 1 March 2018 from the State Library of N.S.W. at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/collection-items/gold-diggings-ararat-c1855-edward-roper

The Licence Inspector

Here is a picture of a licence inspector on the Ballarat goldfields.

The man standing next to the inspector does not look very happy.

I wonder if there is a problem with the licence?

This image comes from the State Library of Victoria at http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/b28261.jpg

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Ballarat Subscription Ball

This is a painting of a party that took place in Ballarat during the same year as the Eureka Stockade.

This  image was accessed on 1 March 2018 from the State Library of N.S.W. on http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

collection-items/first-subscription-ball-ballarat-1854-samuel-thomas-gill

Swearing allegiance to the Southern Cross

This is a watercolour painting of the miners swearing allegiance to the Eureka Flag on the 1st of December 1854.

The picture was sketched by a Canadian miner named Charles Doudiet.

This image was accessed 1 March 2018 from  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doudiet_Swearing_allegiance_to_the_Southern_Cross.jpg

The Eureka Flag

This is the original Eureka Flag. 

It is in a museum in Ballarat. 

It is said to have been made by Anastasia Withers, Anne Duke and Anastasia Hayes.

This creative commons image was accessed on 1 March 2018 from https://www.flickr.com/photos/takver/15323897343

Governor Sir Charles Hotham

This is an image of Sir Charles Hotham. 

He was the governor of Victoria at the time of the Eureka Stockade.

He ordered the soldiers to go to Ballarat and stop the miners from protesting.

This image comes from the State Library of Victoria and was accessed on the 8 March 2018 from http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/a15561.jpg

The Eureka Stockade Battle

Here is a scene of the battle for the Eureka Stockade which took place on the 3rd of December 1854. 

It is water colour painted by J B Henderson.  

This  image was accessed on 1 March 2018 from the State Library of N.S.W. on http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/collection-items/eureka-stockade-riot-ballarat-1854-j-b-henderson

Pistol used by Peter Lalor at the Eureka Stockade, 3 December 1854.

This is the pistol used by Peter Lalor at the Eureka Stockade.  

In 1854 this was a very old fashioned gun.

Do you think it would be any good when facing soldiers with up-to-date rifles? 

This image was accessed 20 March 2018 from the State Library of Victoria at http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au

The reaction in Melbourne to Eureka Stockade

In the year 1848 many revolutions had taken place in Europe:  In France, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Italy.

People were nervous of revolutions

Was the Eureka Stockade going to be an Australian revolution????  People in Melbourne thought so.

They decided to call a meeting in case they needed to defend their homes!

This image was accessed from the State Library of Victoria at: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/92972

Peter Lalor in the year 1856.

This is a drawing by Ludwig Becker of Peter Lalor in 1856. 

You can see that he only has one arm in this drawing:  Do you know why?

This image comes from the State Library of Victoria and was accessed on 20 March 2018 at https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

The Miner's Right

The Miner's Right

"After the Eureka Stockade, and the Report from the commission into the state of the goldfields, the miners licence was replaced with a miner's right. 

It could be purchased at the very affordable, annual cost of £1 per annum.  The cost fluctuated over the years. In 1881, Yooh Woon, a Chinese miner at Ballarat, purchased this right at a cost of 5 shillings."

This image and its description was accessed 8 March 2018 and comes from the State Library of Victoria at http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/go0001-001-0000.jpg

Battle of Eureka Stockade

The battle of Eureka Stockade. 

This was painted in 1886 which was nearly thirty years after the event took place. 

I wonder if this is exactly what happend?

This creative commons image was accessed on 1 March 2018 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eureka-stockade-circa-1886-1351575749.jpg

Eureka Stockade Memorial

This is a photo of the memorial erected in Ballarat, in 1923, to remember all those on both sides who died during the defence of the Eureka Stockade on the 3rd of December.  

This creative commons image was  accessed on 1 March 2018 from   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eureka_Stockade.jpg

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