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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857981271
  • Imprint: William Heinemann Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 736
  • RRP: $34.99
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Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution




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.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857981271
  • Imprint: William Heinemann Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 736
  • RRP: $34.99
Categories:

About the Author

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, and a busy events and motivational speaker.

He is the author of over twenty-seven books, including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Eureka, Ned Kelly, Gallipoli and biographies of Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake‚ Kim Beazley‚ Nick Farr-Jones‚ Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales, and is one of Australia’s biggest selling non-fiction authors of the last twenty years.

Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations. He is also Chair of the Australian Republican Movement.

He lives with his wife, Lisa Wilkinson, and their three children in Sydney.

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Praise for Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

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

Babette Smith, Weekend Australian


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