- A perspective on Eureka
A reporter sympathetic to the miners, found their rebellion at Eureka more than justified.
This was first published in the Australian and New Zealand Gazette on 19 March 1855.
- Published Source
- Quaife, G.R. (ed.), Gold and colonial society, 1851-1870, Cassell Australia, 1975. Details
TranscriptWith not one of an Englishman’s privileges but tax paying, the miner is called upon to pay for his monthly license, in addition to the taxes on articles imported: so that with less privileges than anyone else, he is made to pay more than anyone else, whilst he is not permitted to own a foot of land that might contribute to his support. If these things do not form good ground of complaint, we do not know what do so.
Created: 24 August 2006