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Eureka : The Unfinished Revolution - Peter FitzSimons

Eureka

The Unfinished Revolution

Hardcover

Published: 1st November 2012
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Eureka Stockade - The Unfinished Revolution

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: “ a strike for liberty”.

Was this rebellion a fledgling nation’s first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes.

In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons gets into the hearts and minds of those on the battlefield, and those behind the scenes, bringing to life Australian legends on both sides of the rebellion.

About the Author

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is also a regular TV commentator, a former radio presenter (very successfully, with Mike Carlton on Radio 2UE) and is also a former national representative rugby union player.

Peter is the author of over 20 books - including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia and biographies of Nancy Wake‚ Kim Beazley‚ Nick Farr-Jones‚ Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales, and is Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author of the last ten years.

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    5.0

    Very good present for Christmas

    By spannner

    from Melbourne AU

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    • Deeply Informative
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    • Groundbreaking Research
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      Comments about Eureka:

      The book is so informative and as a Christmas gift it had a very excited surprise for the receiver of the book.Yes the author visit the hotel in the mining town where the person who received the book as a Christmas gift lives and personally sign the book. Fantastic.

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      5.0

      Brilliant Aussie Author

      By Jacqui

      from Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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        Comments about Eureka:

        This is a wordy tome but not difficult to read. If you are interested in the early history of Australia then you will love Peter Fitzsimons' books. Eureka is a comprehensive & very interesting history of gold mining in Australia from the very early days.

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          I always enjoy anything written by Peter Fitzsimons

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          ISBN: 9781742755250
          ISBN-10: 1742755259
          Audience: General
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 736
          Published: 1st November 2012
          Publisher: Random House Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 5.5
          Weight (kg): 0.99