Eureka

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Melbourne University Publish, 2001 - History - 252 pages
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Early in the morning of 3 December 1854, colonial troopers attacked a group of civilian gold diggers who had thrown up a stockade in defiance and defense. In the years that followed, the truth of what occurred that morning has been obscured by partisans on both sides. John Molony═s Eureka vividly recreates the story of Eureka and unravels the myths that have come to surround it. Eureka was first published in 1984 by Viking. A Penguin paperback edition appeared in 1989, but the book has been out of print for several years. The story of Australia═s first and only armed rebellion for democratic rights is still relevant today.
  

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Contents

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1
The Actors Assemble
18
A Change of Governors
33
First Death at Eureka
46
From Camp to Garrison
58
The Harassment of Hotham
72
Bakery Hill
84
Last Words
99
The Monster Meeting
111
The End of an Era
124
Stockade
138
Night of a Young Moon
154
A Flag Unfurled
166
High Treason
179
The Making of a Legend
193
Copyright

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John Molony has been professor of history and then Manning Clark professor of Australian history at the Australian National University, Canberra (1975_91), a professor of Australian history at University College Dublin (1991_93) and a professor of the Australian Catholic University (1993_96). He is currently visiting fellow at the Australian National University.

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