Eureka Stockade Flag History
The Eureka Flag was raised in 1854. It was first used in Ballarat, Victoria in 1854 by a group of miners who resented paying 30 shillings a month for a licence to search for gold. They burnt down the Eureka Hotel and set up a stockade in protest. At dawn on 2 December 1854, government troops attacked the stockade and in the short fight that followed thirty miners and six soldiers were killed. In 1855 the government abolished the licence fee and brought a ‘miner’s right’ fee of one pound ($2) per year and gave miners the right to vote.
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The incident is claimed to be the birth of Australian democracy. The Eureka Stockade flag has become a symbol of the larrikin Australian who will ‘fight to defend our rights and liberties’. Today the flag is flown by some unions and it has been used as a symbol of the republican movement and the birth of Australian democracy. In standing up against injustice the miners lost the fight but won their rights as Australian citizens. The flag has become a symbol of the larrikin Australian who will ‘fight to defend our rights and liberties’.
The Eureka Stockade Flag consists of a dark blue field with a central white symmetric cross consisting of five eight-pointed stars, representing the Crux constellation. The white cross behind the stars is Celtic. The design was first used in the Eureka Rebellion of 1854 at Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. Rebels swore an oath to the flag as a symbol of defiance at its first flying at Bakery Hill and 22 were killed at the Eureka Stockade defending the original flag now held at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.
Australia – CIRCA 2004: Australian postal stamps canceled depicting the battle of Eureka stockade flag. The year 1854 from a cast-iron inscription produced that year.Information Sourced from:
Flags and Emblems of Australia – Jill B Bruce
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