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NiE Historic Happenings - Eureka

The flag that became the symbol of the Eureka Stockade.
The flag that became the symbol of the Eureka Stockade.

Freedom of speech, the right to vote and political equality are the hallmarks of a key event in Australia's history - the Eureka rebellion. The development of Australian democracy and identity is considered by some to have been born during the uprising at the Ballarat goldfields in November 1854 - an example of a rebellion that led to law reform.

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