Eliza Perrin and her children (undated)Image: Gold Museum Collection

Eliza Perrin: An “Ordinary” Woman of the Goldfields

The Night They Stormed Eureka: 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. As the summer days get hotter and the miners protests are ignored, Sam experiences at first-hand the power of a united stand which will change her life forever.

The Night They Stormed Eureka: 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. As the summer days get hotter and the miners protests are ignored, Sam experiences at first-hand the power of a united stand which will change her life forever.

True Gold - Lit Circles Charlie dreams of joining the gold rush. When he discovers his aunt is ill and needs money for her medicine, he sets off to strike it lucky. But life in Ballarat is far tougher than Charlie dreamed. And in the mines, trouble is brewing. The new colony is about to change forever.

True Gold - Lit Circles Charlie dreams of joining the gold rush. When he discovers his aunt is ill and needs money for her medicine, he sets off to strike it lucky. But life in Ballarat is far tougher than Charlie dreamed. And in the mines, trouble is brewing. The new colony is about to change forever.

Chinese miner Ballarat. In 1854, not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

Chinese miner Ballarat. In 1854, not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

Bakery Hill poster. The Eureka Rebellion in 1854 was the culmination of civil disobedience in the Ballarat region during the Victorian gold rush with miners objecting to the expense of a Miner's Licence, taxation (via the licence) without representation and the actions of the government and its agents (the police and military). The local rebellion in Ballarat grew from a Ballarat Reform League movement.

Bakery Hill poster. The Eureka Rebellion in 1854 was the culmination of civil disobedience in the Ballarat region during the Victorian gold rush with miners objecting to the expense of a Miner's Licence, taxation (via the licence) without representation and the actions of the government and its agents (the police and military). The local rebellion in Ballarat grew from a Ballarat Reform League movement.

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