Eureka Rebellion Persuasive Speech

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Good Morning, members of the discovery channel, today I am here to talk about a topic I am very passionate about, and that is the Eureka Stockade. I am also here to encourage you to fund this sure to be brilliant documentary! By funding this documentary, you would help Australia gain more knowledge about why the Eureka Rebellion is a defining and shaping event in Australia’s history and why it’s still important and relevant to today’s society. Do we really want to lose such an important part of australian history?
The Eureka Rebellion was a revolution, small in size but vastly larger, politically. It was a strike for liberty and dignity, and a struggle against oppression and cruel injustice. It was also a defining moment in the development …show more content…

The flag consisted of a dark blue background with a cross and five eight pointed stars. The flag symbolised democracy, defiance and nationalism. (N. Grant, 2014) It was designed by Henry Ross, a member of the Ballarat Reform League and constructed by wives of the miners. (A.Parry, 2007) The flag was torn down, trampled and damaged with swords and bullets by troopers during the Rebellion.
After the brief but fiery battle that took place on the 3rd of December, 1854 and only lasted just 20 minutes. When the stockade was lightly guarded by 150 Miners. 270 well-armed government troops attacked. (ABC, 2016) This battle claimed the lives of 22 diggers and five troops. While the miners lost, they won the war in gaining more rights for the ordinary man.
The Eureka Rebellion had a massive outcome, even though the diggers lost the battle they still achieved many of their aims. Eventually, in 1855 licences were abolished replacing it with a Miners Right. The Miners right consisted of a fee costing £1 pound a year, approximately $100 today. This allowed miners own a piece of land, have freedom of speech and have the right to vote as well as stand for election in parliament. This was the first time that the miners had been allowed to have a say in the governing of their country. The miners may have lost the battle, but they won the war. (Darlington, R., Smithies, G., Wood, A.,

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