This circa 1854 newspaper clipping of a wood engraving by F.A. Sleap, shows rebellious diggers swearing their allegiance to the Southern Cross. Little is known about Sleap, but he produced a number of engravings for the Illustrated Australian News. This particular image originally appeared in a supplement to that publication titled: ‘The History of Victoria Illustrated’, published on 1 August 1888.
Black and white newspaper clipping of ‘Administering the Oath, Eureka Stockade, 1854.’ c.1854.
Prepared by: Ben Mountford
Created: 26 October 2006, Last modified: 8 November 2006