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Fly a Rebel Flag : The Battle at Eureka - Robyn Annear

Fly a Rebel Flag

The Battle at Eureka


Published: 1st May 2007
For Ages: 11 - 13 years old
RRP $18.99
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black dog books’ award-winning history series The Drum uses first-person accounts and non-fiction to bring history roaring to life.

'We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties!'

The diggers' oath, 30 November 1854

The diggers were fed up. Ever since the gold rushes began, the police had hounded them, forcing them to show their licenses like common criminals. At last the diggers of Ballarat made a stand. They would pay no more licence fees. They took up arms, built a stockade, and swore to defend themselves against the authorities.

When government troops stormed the Eureka stockade the battle lasted just twenty minutes, but it changed Australia forever.

Was this a blow for democracy? Was it a glorious rebellion? Or just a bloody massacre? You decide.

About The Author

Robyn used to think history was boring until, working on an archaeological dig in Melbourne, she discovered history under her fingernails. She dug up a husband there, too. Now they live with their daughter in a country town with too many cafes. Robyn thinks 'housework' is a dirty word; her hobby is collecting dust.



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Stage 3 Recommended


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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Fly a Rebel Flag:

    Works well with unit on Gold and Eureka Stockade

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    ISBN: 9781921167430
    ISBN-10: 1921167432
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 11 - 13 years old
    For Grades: 7 - 10
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 144
    Published: 1st May 2007
    Publisher: Walker Books Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.9  x 1.1
    Weight (kg): 0.16
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: New edition