Hello Grade 6!!
Your task is to learn about British influences on government and law during the Eureka Affair.
Your first assignment is to identify the people involved in the government at the time of Eureka.
Charles Joseph La Trobe
When the licence hunts were on and the diggers were being chased, there were cries of Joe! Joe! to warn their mates that the police were coming to search for those gold miners without licences. The cries of Joe! Joe! referred to Charles Joseph La Trobe. (Joe is a nickname or short for Joseph.)
Peter Lalor was one of the leaders of the Ballarat Reform League.
What were the main demands of the Ballarat Reform League? Why was it formed?
Peter Lalor became a Member of Parliament. What country did he come from? How did he get to Australia?
Follow the link to find Peter Lalor in the Eurekapedia Wiki and read to find out more about him.
John Basson Humffray
John Basson Humffray was a peacemaker. Humffray also became a Member of Parliament. Follow the link to find J.B. Humffray in the Eurekapedia Wiki and read to find out more about him.