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Eureka Stockade

Public Record Office Victoria’s online exhibition entitled Eureka on Trial, contains information about the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade. The exhibition showcases historical documents about this period in time from Public Record Office Victoria’s extensive collection.

Through exploring Eureka on Trial, students will be able to examine the conditions under which miners operated during the gold rush, as well as how the government of the day managed its relationship with the diggers. The Classroom Ideas page provides activities and ideas to help students to investigate the impact the Eureka Stockade had on the growth and development of Australia’s democratic movement.

The Curriculum Connections page highlights the links between this topic and AusVELS Levels 5-8 (Grades 5-8). These connections cover the History and Civics and Citizenship Domains.

Additional Resources

Culture Victoria aims to deliver access to Victorian cultural collections through:

  • stories that showcase the richness and diversity of Victoria;
  • a collections search across the websites and databases of Victorian collecting organisations; and
  • information on over 700 places in Victoria that hold publicly accessible collections.

The following links to Culture Victoria will support learning about the Eureka Stockade: 

The State Library of Victoria’ Ergo history resources website has a wealth of historical resources  aimed specifically at students and teachers. These resources include digitised records of primary sources, teacher ideas and curriculum connections. The Ergo: Golden Victoria web pages have extensive information on the Eureka Stockade and the Victorian Gold Rush.