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
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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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.
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.21