Weapons

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), Digger
Photograph: Clare Gervasoni
Samuel Thomas Gill, Diggers on route to deposit gold, c1852, watercolour and gum arabic on paper.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Mr. Tony Hamilton and Miss. S.E. Hamilton, 1967.

The largest tent inside the Eureka Stockade was the Guard Tent or Drill Tent. It was located on the northwestern side of the Stockade adjacent to the point of attack and stored significant stores of weapons and ammunition. [1]


Weapons Used at the Eureka Stockade

American carbine

Bowie Knife

Colt revolver

Horse pistol

Mexican Knives

Military Musket

Muzzle-loading carbine

Scabbard

Sword

Pepperbox revolver

Percussion Pistol

Pike

Rifle

Shotgun

Also See

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/our-collections/treasures-curios/peter-lalor-pistol


External Links

http://ssaa.org.au/stories/historical-the-gold-protectors.html#.Vil_wX4rKUk


References

  1. Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.173.