Grade 5

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Charles A. Doudiet, Eureka Slaughter 3rd December, 1854, watercolour, pen and ink on paper.
Courtesy Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased by the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery with the assistance of many donors, 1996.

Hello Grade 5!!

You are learning about Eureka Stockade. Do you know where this event took place?

It took place in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Find out more about the Ballarat Diggings in the 1850s. Look at the paintings of the goldfields. Write down what you see. How is this different or the same as today? Look at the houses, transport, and clothing.

Why were the gold diggers unhappy? What was a Gold Licence and how much did it cost? What were the Rules on the Gold Diggings in the Colony of Victoria?

Read about the Ballarat Reform League and Eureka Stockade. Were there other protests before the Eureka Battle? What is the Ballarat Reform League Charter? Why is this an important document?

Red Ribbon Movement Monument in Rosalind Park, Bendigo [detail], 2013. Ballarat Heritage Services Picture Collection

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