THE EUREKA STOCKADE least we forget

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THE EUREKA STOCKADE least we forget

Post by martinjsto on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 8:40 am

tomorrow is the 160th anniversary of the Eureka stockade and not a word of it in our media. this event is one of the most significant in our history with men banding together and swearing allegiance under the southern cross resulting in 30 men loosing their lives to become the birthplace of Australian democracy. its time our pollies realize what made us who we are. Our kids are taught nothing of our history today and pretty much all of our immigrants wouldn't have a clue who was Peter lalor and James Scobie and where and how the term Digger originated.
shame pollies shame.

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eureka-stockade

http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/Goldfields/Things-to-do/History-and-heritage/Gold-rush-history/Eureka-Stockade


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Post by aussie18 on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 8:51 am

bloody well said martin
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Post by Guest on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 9:50 am

yep--I'll try to buy a eureka flag to replace the one that perished and hang it proudly over our office at home for all to see.

if anyone knows of a good manufacturer or supplier please let me know--the last one I had came compliments of the MUA.

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Post by toad on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 12:23 pm

Plenty on Ebay mate.
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Post by blh on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 1:13 pm

Well said Martin.
Read The book by Peter Fitzsimons, great read. Understand it all better. Also good reason to be a paid up member of APLA. too !!!
Cheers. Harro

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Post by Rege-PA on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 3:39 pm

Every Digger should fly the flag.....

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Post by CrazyPete on Tue 02 Dec 2014, 7:50 pm

oneday wrote:yep--I'll try to buy a eureka flag to replace the one that perished and hang it proudly over our office at home for all to see.

if anyone knows of a good manufacturer or supplier please let me know--the last one I had came compliments of the MUA.

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Post by martinjsto on Wed 03 Dec 2014, 7:12 am

i remember watching some of this when very young. took me most of the day but i just finished watching again and it is a great series on the Eureka stockade events. thanks for posting Pete.

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