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Peter FitzSimons on Australian Democracy
09/11/18 • 9 min
It’s been 163 years since the The Battle of the Eureka Stockade, which saw 27 miners lose their lives stemming from a rebellions against an excessive miner’s licence, taxes with out representation and other disputes with the colonial government. What legacy has the Eureka Rebellion had on Australian Democracy today? To answer that and more is Peter FitzSimons, Chair of the Australian Republican Movement, and author of Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution. Peter FitzSimons delivered 2017’s annual Peter Tobin Oration at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.