History of the Gold Rush

Eureka Stockade

Gold is discovered in Victoria

1851

In March 1850, Mr. W. Campbell of Strath Loddon found on the station of Mr. Donald Cameron, of Clunes several pieces of gold.

Gov. Hotham orders twice weekly license hunts 9/13/1854

9/13/1854

James Scobie Murdered near the Eureka Hotel 10/06/1854

10/06/1854

James Scobie was murdered by James Bentley near the Eureka Hotel for being drunk, his friend was rendered unconscious

Diggers set fire to the Eureka Hotel 10/17/1854

10/17/1854

Ballarat Reform League is founded 11/11/1854

11/11/1854

The Construction on the Eureka Stockade began 12/01/1854

12/01/1854

Troopers and Police storm the Eureka Stockade 12/03/1854

12/03/1854

13 diggers trialed and acquitted 12/3/1854

12/3/1854

Goldfields Commission Report handed down 3/1/1855

3/1/1855

Peter Lalor elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Ballarat 11/01/1856

11/01/1856