An Australia guided by the spirit of the Eureka Tradition as symbolised by the diggers' flag and oath:
"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"
Events 2007 (2006 events ... 2005 events ... 2004 events )
EurekaSydney is having its 2007 Defend Democracy Dinner on Friday evening,
December 7 at the Teachers’ Club, Ground Floor, NSW Teachers Federation, 23 – 33
Mary Street, Surry Hills (within walking distance of Central Station).
This year we are commemorating the 153rd anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion on
December 3, 1854 when so much was achieved for Australian democracy. Our
theme, “Defending Democracy”, has been chosen because of concern about the
decline of democracy in Australia over the past decade.
Guest Speaker: The Hon. Linda Burney, Minister for Fair Trading, Youth and
Volunteering and Member for Canterbury in the NSW Government. In 2003 Linda
was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament. She has held
numerous positions including President of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative
Group, Director General of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and a Director of
Linda will speak on "Democracy and Indigenous Australia".
The M.C. for the evening will be Siobhan McHugh, a well known writer and
A very special Lebanese buffet will be provided and drinks can be purchased from the
Club bar. The meal will start at 7.30pm. Singer/songwriter John Dengate will perform
for us during the evening.
The cost of the evening is $35 per person and bookings are essential. Payment
must be received by Friday, November 30.
For inquiries/bookings phone either Barry and Nola Cooper 9587 1165 or Bruce Toms
9358 4834. Please book early as we expect bookings to be heavy.
Your admission ticket will be posted to you upon receipt of your cheque or money
order, made out to Eureka 150 Sydney and sent to
N. Cooper, 45 Durham Street, Carlton 2218.