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The Night They Stormed Eureka - Jackie French

The Night They Stormed Eureka


Published: 1st August 2009
For Ages: 10+ years old
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Published: 1st April 2010
For Ages: 10+ years old
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It's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'.

The Puddlehams dream of buying a hotel with velvet seats, while others dream of freedom from the British crown, away from the rule of wealthy landowners and corrupt officials.

Once again Jackie French takes a fresh look at the history we thought we knew and recreates an event entrenched in our national heritage.

About the Author

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.


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Great Historical Fiction

By Kris

from North Coast

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written


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    Comments about The Night They Stormed Eureka:

    This is a great story about what life was like on the Goldfields. I will read this book with my year 5 class. It will give them a greater understanding of what people went through and highlight the significance of the Eureka Stockade and how it has shaped our History.

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    ISBN: 9780732285418
    ISBN-10: 0732285410
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 10+ years old
    For Grades: 4 - 6
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.25