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The Eureka Stockade

Miniclips: The Gold Rush

The democracy all Australians enjoy today began at the goldfields… but how? Ronan guides students through the events that led up to the Eureka Stockade at Bakery Hill in Ballarat. Students will discover that the government’s greed and expensive miner’s license fee led to outrage from the diggers, and the unfortunate death of James Scobie at the Eureka Hotel followed by the acquittal of James Bentley led to growing tension on the goldfields. Discover how Peter Lalor and the Ballarat diggers led a 20-minute battle that shaped Australia’s political system and gave a voice to the people in colonies through parliamentary elections.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 5 min
Series: Miniclips: The Gold Rush
Printable Resources: Yes

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