We're marking the 169th anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion with a weekend of activities highlighting the people and events that went on to shape a community and nation.
AURA SOUND & LIGHT SHOW
The gritty story of gold along with rebellion, gunfights, triumphs, and tragedies will draw you into the drama of history.
Location: Sovereign Hill
Friday and Saturday Nights. Separately ticketed shows, extra charges apply. Book tickets here.
SEW THE FLAG
The Eureka Flag became a rallying point for the miners of the Eureka Rebellion. Come and be a part of sewing this flag and hearing the stories of the women involved.
Location: St Alipius School, map no. 30
Time: 10am - 1pm
Tensions rise as guns are fired in anger and frustration.
Location: Diggings, map no. 8
EUREKA REBELLION DIGGINGS TOURS
Come and learn about the events leading up to the Eureka Rebellion.
Location: Government Camp, map no. 3
Time: 10:30am & 11:30am
There are two sides to every story. Hear about the Eureka Rebellion from the Redcoat Soldiers and watch them fire their weapons.
Location: Parade Showground, map no. 34
THE BALLARAT REFORM LEAGUE
John Hummfray is calling upon all Diggers of the Ballarat to join the Ballarat Reform League.
Location: Gold Office Corner, map no. 66
Tensions rise in the aftermath of the Eureka Rebellion and Ballarat Times editor, Henry Seekamp isn't helping matters.
Location: Ballarat Times, map no 13
SURVIVING THE GOLDFIELDS
Hear Wadawurrung Elder and artist Aunty Marlene Gilson talk about the role of her community during the Eureka Rebellion.
Digital story available online here.