- Taxation without representation
This is an extract from a correspondent present at the first protest meeting regarding licence fees at Buninyong. It first appeared in the Argus, 30 August 1851.
- c. 26 August 1851
- Archival Source
- Robyn Annear's research Notes prepared in the course of writing the book, Nothing But Gold; Private (Robyn Annear). Details
These notes from a variety of primary sources were kindly donated to the eGold project by Robyn Annear.
TranscriptI was never more struck with a scene in my life, and something whispers to me that it will be an important one. It was a solemn protest of labour against oppression … It is ‘taxation without representation’ … Here, a month ago, was but bush and forest, and tonight for the first time since Australia rose from the bosom of the ocean, were men strong in their sense of right, lifting up a protest against an impending wrong, and protesting against the Government.
Created: 24 August 2006