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Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution ... history comes to life with Peter Fitzsimons.

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 both sides of the rebellion.

Reviews

I loved it. FitzSimons has found fascinating details that I never knew before

Babette Smith, Weekend Australian

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780857981271

    November 1, 2013

    William Heinemann Australia

    736 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • Hardback

    9781742755250

    November 1, 2012

    William Heinemann Australia

    736 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • EBook

    9781742755267

    November 1, 2012

    RHA eBooks Adult

    736 pages

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