Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Quote about Eureka Stockade

American writer Mark Twain visited Ballarat in the mid 1890s and described Eureka in this way:
"It was a revolution - small in size, but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for principle, a stand against injustice and oppression... it is another instance of a victory won by a lost battle."

I should add "Typical for Australia" to get another victory from a lost battle. Coming up for the 150th anniversary of Australia's first and only civil unrest.

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