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When did the Eureka Stockade happen?

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03/22/2011

The Eureka Stockade was the gold miners' rebellion held in Ballarat, Victoria. On 1 December 1854, some of the miners built a wooden barricade, or stockade, from which they planned to defend themselves against licence hunts and arrests or other incursions by the authorities. At 3:00am on Sunday, 3 December 1854, 276 police and military personnel and several civilians stormed the stockade.