St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

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In 1855 St Paul's Cathedral forecourt was the site of the great public meeting, said to be the biggest in the Colony. On 05 December 1855 the meeting was convened by the supporters of the Government, following concern after the news of the Eureka Stockade reached Melbourne.

A second meeting was held on 07 December, and was sad to the hte largest meeting ever held in the Colony, and was convened by those who had sympathy with those under martial law in Ballarat. The meeting concludied with three cheers for the diggers, three cheers for Dr Owens (a speaker and editor), three cheers for Sir Charles Hotham, and three groans for the troopers.