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 20051. Politics in the Pub
Friday 25th November
Gaelic Club, Level 1, 64 Devonshire St., Surry Hills
6.00 to 7.30 pm
Speeches start at 6.10 and will be done at 7.05, when there'll be 25 minutes of Q & A.
Kim Knuckey will speak first for 10 to 12 minutes. He will give a potted history of the events leading up to and including the Stockade in the guise of a miner of the times.
Bob Walshe will speak for 25 minutes. Bob describes his talk thus: 'You think you know the Eureka story - think again! Bob Walshe, who wrote a book on the Eureka Stockade 50 years ago, says last year's 150th anniversary brought to light a radical reinterpretation that speaks directly to today, challenging the swing to the Right and questioning whether you know what you mean when you use that overworked word "democracy".'
Paddy Gorman, editor of the miners newspaper "Common Cause", will speak about the significance of Eureka for 15 minutes
Invitation to Book Launch
[download invitation pdf ]
Friday 2nd December
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
6.30pm for 7.00pm
"The Great Australian Gold Rush and Eureka Stockade"
Bob Walshe will be presented by Rodney Cavalier and the Sydney Trade Union Choir will sing