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This pretty street in Ballarat is now home to their University’s Creative Arts Academy. But in 1850 it was the site of the infamous Government camp and chosen because it gave the authorities a sweeping view over the gold diggings below. This is where the troopers began marching to the Eureka Stockade, the gold miner’s act of rebellion, early on Sunday morning, December 3rd 1854.

If you ever get the chance to see the Sound and Light Show “Blood on the Southern Cross” at Sovereign Hill, you’ll spend a good couple of hours in a great interactive history lesson. And yes, it all ended in tears.

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~ by korechronicles on September 7, 2008.

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