Eureka 2014 - 160th anniversary of Eureka Stockade rebellion
160th anniversary of the Eureka rebellion in 1854.
I attended the 4am to 10pm events scheduled by the Reclaim the Radical Sprit of the Eureka Rebellion which included a 4am dawn vigil and an effigy burning, a march to Bakery Hill and the awarding of the Eureka Australia Medals, a visit to the Diggers Memorial at the Old Ballarat Cenetery, before marching back to the Museum of Australian DEmocracy at Eureka (MADE) to view the flag, and ending in a dinner at the Stockade hotel in the evening. The Dawn Vigil at the Stockade monument is particulary moving and was broadcast live on community radio 3CR.

I also attended and observed the official replica flag raising and dawn service at MADE, plus the launch of the new Pikeman's Dog sculpture by the ambassador of Ireland, Noel White.

Read reports at: Eureka Anniversary Commemoration News - Commemorating in Ballarat the radical spirit of the Eureka Stockade in 1854 eurekaballarat.wordpress.com/
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