In 1854, Australian gold rush miners struggle for their rights against an oppressive government.
Sweeping drama of Australia's Gold Rush
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Did You Know?
The real Eureka flag was collected by police trooper John King, after the fight at the stockade and was kept in the Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery, before being moved in 2012 to the new Museum of Australian Democracy (MADE) at the Eureka Stockade site. See more
Despite the apparent carnage set in the film, only 27 deaths (22 miners and 5 soldiers) are officially attributed to the action at the Stockade. In the Victorian Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, there is a consecutive list of 27 names all registered as having died at Ballarat on December 3rd. However, there may have been wounded miners who escaped and died of wounds and injuries later and whose deaths were never attributed to involvement at the stockade. See more
Mr Lalor, should there be violence, I can assure you it'll be met with violence.
Remade as Eureka Stockade
Music by John Francis Wade
and English lyrics by Frederick Oakeley
, though the song's authorship is disputed
Performed by Peter Illing
, Gordon Jackson
, John Wiltshire
and John Clark See more