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Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution | [Peter FitzSimons]

Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: "a strike for liberty". Was this rebellion a fledgling nation’s first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes?
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In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: "a strike for liberty". Was this rebellion a fledgling nation’s first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes?

In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons gets into the hearts and minds of those on the battlefield, and those behind the scenes, bringing to life Australian legends on both sides of the rebellion.

©2012 Peter FitzSimons (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    History told through the eyes of people. This book gives a solid understanding and a genuine sympathy for all those involved. Not a stuffy list of dates and facts, or a caricature of good Vs. bad.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Cannington, Australia 04-21-13
    Garry Cannington, Australia 04-21-13 Member Since 2011

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    What did you love best about Eureka?

    As an Englishman born and Australian by choice I had heard of this story but never knew much about it. Peter Fitzsimmons does an excellent telling of a story that defines Australia,


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great Characters


    What about Robert Meldrum’s performance did you like?

    Does the story great justice in the telling


    Any additional comments?

    Peter Fitzsimmons books are well worth being in many book libraries. He leads in telling stories with immense detail.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jason perth, Australia 04-12-13
    jason perth, Australia 04-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Aussie truckie, on the long haul!

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    "Give the diggers a go!"

    I really enjoyed this book, mostly because i consider myself an australian patriot. And because the history of australian democracy just well might have been a boring story, if it wasn't for the union of hard done by gold diggers standing up against the incompetent brittish governor of victoria, the unfair treatment of diggers and the ludicrous gold licence fees. The savage brutality of the red coats is absolutely appalling. A good book for any one interested in the facts of the bloody eureka stockade.
    Another great book by peter fitzsimons

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    "All Australian should read"
    What made the experience of listening to Eureka the most enjoyable?

    gave me and insight into why it happened something that is not told as a kid growing up.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    David Willmot Beenleigh, Queensland Australia 09-27-13
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    This is one of the best audio books I have listened to. Detailed history I never new existed. A must for all aged though

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    Travis Regency downs, Australia 03-11-13
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    What made the experience of listening to Eureka the most enjoyable?

    True Aussie history


    What did you like best about this story?

    Australian history told by an Australian and Australian way


    Have you listened to any of Robert Meldrum’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just as good as all the others


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    Great book written by great author told by great narrator

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