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Eureka Stockade: Overview

VCHHK090 The effects of a significant development or event on a colony. VCHHK092 The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping and changing a colony.

Source: Battle of the Eureka Stockade. (Henderson, 1854).

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Here are some things to help you get started with your research

Level 1 resource

Britannica Online is the first place you should go to look up information on the Eureka Stockade. 

Some key search words to look for when researching the Eureka Stockade:

Australia:  (2018) In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from https://bt-libproxy.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au/levels/middle/article/Australia/273020 [insert the date you viewed this encyclopaedia article].

Democracy: (2018) In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from https://bt-libproxy.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au/levels/middle/article/democracy/440228 [insert the date you viewed this encyclopaedia article].

Peter Lalor: (2018) In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from https://bt-libproxy.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au/levels/middle/article/Peter-Lalor/623909 [insert the date you viewed this encyclopaedia article].

Gold Rush: (2018) In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from https://bt-libproxy.mentonegirls.vic.edu.au/levels/middle/article/gold-rush/274596  [insert the date you viewed this encyclopaedia article].

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Curriculum Alignment

(ACHASSK108).

The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony.

Investigating an event or development and explaining its economic, social and political impact on a colony (for example, the consequences of frontier conflict events such as the Myall Creek Massacre, the Pinjarra Massacre; the impact of South Sea Islanders on sugar farming and the timber industry; the impact of the Eureka Stockade on the development of democracy; the impact of internal exploration and the advent of rail on the expansion of farming).

Creating ‘what if’ scenarios by constructing different outcomes for a key event (for example, ‘What if Peter Lalor had encouraged gold miners to pay rather than resist licence fees?’).

The corresponding Victorian curriculum links can be found at http://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/level5?layout=1&d=H and include: (VCHHK092) The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping and changing a colony; and (VCHHK090) The effects of a significant development or event on a colony; and (VCHHK093) The significance of key figures and events that led to Australia’s Federation, including British and American influences on Australia’s system of law and government.

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