The Eureka Legacy: Conserving Core Principles

John Uhr

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    Does the Eureka legacy include a set of core principles about good government? What we often call the Eureka rebellion was part of a political struggle between the residents and rulers over defective governments.The Eureka movement did promote a recognisable theory of self-government, with a distinctive theory of constitutional government worth celebrating. This chapter confirms Eureka's role in shaping, or nurturing Australian democracy, nearly half a century before Federation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEureka: Australia's Greatest Story
    EditorsDavid Headon and John Uhr
    Place of PublicationLeichhardt
    PublisherThe Federation Press
    ISBN (Print)9781760020453
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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