Project: Eureka Stockade
About the Project
This is a sub-Project of the Australia Project.
The Eureka Stockade was one of the most significant events in Australia. It was a key event in the development of democracy in Australia.
Peter Lalor, the leader of the rebellion, later went on to become a member of parliament.
We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties!' The diggers' oath, 30 November 1854.
The term digger, went on to become the name used for Australian Soldiers, embodying the principles of mateship adapted by the "diggers" at the Eureka Stockade.
The mission is to link WikiTree profiles (or create them) for people known to be involved in the Eureka stockade, the diggers, politicians, soldiers, and tell their stories, and to research their family trees. Where did they come from? What brought them here?
This will also link with the Australian Cemeteries Projects.
Please go to the The Eureka Rebellion page if you have any one to add.
Please contact the Project leader Paul Bech to join. You will receive the Australia Project badge (you might also like to join one of the other Australia related projects).
Discussion is through the Australia Project Google Community.
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