Eureka Stockade

By Marion Littlejohn

The beginnings of democracy in Australia.

On 3 December 1854, well-armed British soldiers and police stormed a crude wooden stockade that had been built by defiant miners fighting for their rights. The battle lasted just twenty minutes but it changed Australia forever. Some say the Eureka Stockade marks the birth of democracy in Australia.

  • “Marion Littlejohn’s brief, but thorough and incisive take on this historic incident gives a fresh view of the Eureka Stockade … What at first glance appears to be just a slim, unprepossessing history book is in fact an absorbing, insightful account which provides an inclusive overview of all the relevant factors associated with this seminal mini-revolution in Australia’s colonial past. Recommended.” Magpies magazine

About the author

For as long as Marion Littlejohn can remember history has been a passion of hers. She grew up on stories of war time adventures and was one of the first students to enrol at La Trobe University, graduating with a Diploma in Education and a major in History. Marion has taught History, English and Art to secondary students in Melbourne, Darwin, Dimboola and Rochester.In 1995 she made the move from the classroom to the museum world and began working as an Education Officer at the Sovereign Hill outdoor museum in Ballarat. Our Stories: Eureka Stockade is her first Walker title.

ISBN: 9781922179111
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Dimensions: 210 x 296mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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