The Eureka Stockade

The Eureka Stockade

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Italian revolutionary Raffaello Carboni reached the Ballarat goldfields in 1853 looking for adventure and wealth. Instead, he found growing unrest among the miners, who were straining against harsh and oppressive government regulations. This unrest came to a head at dawn on 3 December 1854, at the now legendary Eureka Stockade. Here, 120 angry miners revolted against police and soldiers, leaving thirty-five men dead. The courage, resistance to authority and support for democratic freedom displayed by the miners has shaped ideas of Australian nationhood ever since. Raffaello Carboni, an active participant, relates the story behind the myth. His eyewitness account, first published in 1855, vividly and accurately evokes the excitement, drama and horror of the Eureka Stockade, and its aftermath. This new edition of a classic work, supplemented with an introduction by Tom Keneally, is published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Eureka uprising.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 144 x 198 x 24mm | 322.06g
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Anniversary edition
  • 0522851509
  • 9780522851502
  • 509,684

About Raffaello Carboni

Raffaello Carboni, an accomplished writer and composer, was born in Urbino, Italy, in 1817 and became active in the Young Italy movement during the 1840s. From 1849 he lived mainly in London until he was lured to the Australian colonies by the discovery of gold in 1852. His revolutionary experience and linguistic skills were recognised by Peter Lalor, who appointed him to organise the European contingent at the Eureka Stockade. In 1856 Carboni returned to Italy, where he was involved in the nationalist movement and continued to publish literary and musical works. He died in Rome in 1875.
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