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"

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Sunday 28th November 2004


Public Forum: "Flying the Flag"
Speakers include

Dr. Anne Beggs Sunter and Bob Walshe

Film: excerpt - Margaret Barr Dance-Drama

12.30pm to 2.00pm
BBQ and Lunch

Raising the Eureka Flag


Concert and Theatre: "Eureka150 Concert"
including: Lyn Collingwood, John Dengate, Alex Hood, Phyl Lobl, Maurie Mulheron, Carole Skinner, Sydney Trade Union Choir, New Theatre

$10.00 adults, $5.00 children under 12, infants free

When and Where?   

Sunday 28th November 2004
9.30am to 4.00pm
at NSW Writers' Centre
Rozelle Hospital Gounds Balmain Rd
Rozelle NSW 2039

About the speakers

Bob Walshe was a young historian when he served as Secretary for the Committee that organised the celebration of the 100th Anniversary, 1954, in the Sydney Domain.
At the same time he published a major essay in the journal, "Historical Studies of Australia and New Zealand", on the significance of Eureka in Australian history.

Today, after 50 years of activity in educational and environmental areas, Bob returns to his subject with new insights into the Stockade's history and tradition.

[Bruce Baird's recent speech about Bob Walshe]
[Bob Walshe address at University of Melbourne Wednesday 1 December 2004]

Dr Anne Beggs Sunter is Lecturer in History at Ballarat University. As an authority on the great goldrush of the 1850s, Anne has written extensively on the subject, and she has edited a collection of essays on Eureka by a dozen historians.

Anne has been involved in many of the activities planned for the Eureka celebrations in Ballarat and Melbourne by a host of eager volunteers, with backing from the Victorian Government, Ballarat Council, many trade unions and other organisations

Getting There

Catch the 445 bus from Petersham station or the 440 from Circular Quay or anywhere along George Street. Get off at the Cecily Street entrance to Rozelle Hospital in Balmain Road and follow the signs to the Centre from the entrance. It's a 5-minute walk.

There is plenty of parking too. Just follow the signs from Balmain Rd entrance or Wharf Rd entrance

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