'Ripe for a republic': British radical responses to the eureka stockade

Paul A. Pickering

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    From the moment that the news arrived in Melbourne, the Eureka stockade has been repeatedly described, analysed and contested. Surprisingly there has been little attempt to explore reactions to the rebellion in the wider British world of which the young colony of Victoria was a part. By examining the response of British radicals to the events in Ballarat this article illustrates how they sought to contribute to and learn from the actions of their antipodean counterparts. In turn, this reveals an aspect of Eurekaits Britishnessthat has often been obscured by the shadow of the Southern Cross.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-90
    Number of pages22
    JournalAustralian Historical Studies
    Issue number121
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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