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Synopsis: Relating the facts behind the myth, this eyewitness account tells the vivid and accurate story of the horrific 1854 Eureka Stockade, a revolt against police and soldiers involving 120 miners from the Ballart gold mines in Australia that left 35 dead and a legacy of courage and freedom that has shaped ideas of Australian nationhood ever since.
About the Author:
Raffaello Carboni was an accomplished writer and composer and a celebrated Italian revolutionary.
Title: Eureka Stockade
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: very good
Book Description The Miegunyah Press, 2004. Black Boards Gilt Titles. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 181pp. Rough cut pages, clean, crisp and tightly bound throughout. Cloth is clean, with crisp gilt titles. Dust wrapper has minor crinkling to top and bottom edges, with minor shelf wear scattered across its surface - but is otherwise complete, without tears, and retains bright colours and glossy surface. "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 a foreword by Tom Keneally, is published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Eureka uprising." Size: 8vo. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 005745