- A bloody remembrance
The Italian patriot and miner, Rafaello Carboni, painted a vivid, if melodramatic, picture of the clash at the Eureka Stockade in his famous memoir of the event.
- Published Source
- Carboni, Rafaello, The Eureka Stockade, Tom Keneally (introduction), The Miegunyah Press, Carlton, 2005. Details
TranscriptBrave comrades in arms who fell on that disgraced Sabbath morning, December 3rd, worthy of a better fate, and most certainly of a longer remembrance, it is in my power to drag your names from an ignoble oblivion, and vindicate the unrewarded bravery of one of yourselves! He was once my mate, the bearer of our standard, the ‘Southern Cross’. Shot down by a murderous hand, he fell and died struggling like a man in the cause of the diggers …!
Created: 24 August 2006