Thirteen miners were arrested at Eureka and charged with High Treason in January following the battle of the Eureka Stockade.
The miners were
The Eureka Stockade was buikt by the miners as a stockade, from which they planned to defend themselves against licence arrests.
The Eureka Stockade was constructed during the afternoon of Saturday 2 December 1854.
In the lead-up to the Eureka Stockade, gold miners burned their licences on 29 November 1854.
The Eureka Stockade did not affect the Aborigines in any way. It was a battle between the miners and the soldiers.
The Eureka Stockade was a battle between the gold miners on the Ballarat goldfields and the troopers (colonial police).
There was no gold in the Eureka Stockade. It was a primitive fortress used by revolting miners to protect themselves against police and military intervention.
Irishman Peter Lalor was elected as the leader of the rebels, leading the miners to revolt against the troopers in the Eureka Stockade, 1854.
The building of the Eureka Stockade was led by Peter Lalor, an Irish miner who was elected to represent the miners as they carried their grievances to the authorities. The purpose of the stockade was going to be for the miners to barricade themselves against licence hunts. The stockade itself was a rather flimsy construction, and the intention of it was more symbolic than practical. It was a symbol of rebellion, and of the miners standing up for their rights.
The Eureka Stockade involved 276 police and military personnel and several civilians who stormed the stockade, and about 500 diggers (miners).
The Eureka Stockade flag was important as a symbol of free speech and personal rights. The gold miners raised the flag to show that they intended to stand up for their basic rights, and not be suppressed by unfair laws and regulations.