Eureka Stockade

Eureka Stockade

Gold discovered in Victoria (1851)

1851

Governor Hotham ordered twice weekly license hunts (13/9/1854)

13 September 1854

The licenses were checked twice per week, the miners did not like this change as they were hoping hotham would reduce the license hints

James Scobie Murdered (6/10/1854)

6 October 1854

Diggers Set Fire to Eureka Hotel (17/10/1854)

17 October 1854

Ballarat Reform League is Formed (11/11/1854)

11 November 1854

Stockade was built (1/12/1854)

1 December 1854

Troopers Attack Stockade (3/12/1854)

3 December 1854

13 Diggers brought to trial - all acquited (February 1855)

February 1855

Goldfields commision report handed down (March 1855)

March 1855

Peter Lalor elected to the victorian legislative council (11/1/1856)

1856