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Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution by Peter FitzSimons
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Eureka: the unfinished revolution . . . history comes to life with Peter FitzSimons.

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: " a strike for liberty".

Was this rebellion a fledgling nation's first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes.

In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons gets into the hearts and minds of those on the battlefield, and those behind the scenes, bringing to life Australian legends on b
Penguin Random House Australia; November 2012
736 pages; ISBN 9781742755267
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Title: Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution
Author: Peter FitzSimons
 
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