Miner's Right (1865) FRONT (crop) The Miner's Right was introduced in 1855 in the colony of Victoria, replacing the Miner's Licence. Protests in 1853 at Bendigo with the formation of the Anti-Gold Licence Association and the rebellion of Eureka Stockade in December 1854 at Ballarat led to reform of the system with a cheaper annual fee of five shillings the right to mine gold, the right to vote, and the right to own land. Previously the mining licence was eight pounds a year.

ACTIVITY: LAW Students receive a 'Miner's Right' after receiving x amount of points for kindness shown in the classroom, as a welfare exercise incorporating the unit.

Peter Lalor was the main leader at the Eureka Stockade..the Eureka oath.."We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"

Peter Lalor was the main leader at the Eureka Stockade.the Eureka oath."We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"

24 Rare Vintage Pictures of Melbourne in the 1800s

Here is Melbourne in the through rare and amazing vintage photos. Ballarat railway station, ca. Bourke Street from Parl.

Victoria’s mining history begins with the discovery of gold at Clunes, Warrandyte and Kilmore in mid-1851, but it was the discoveries at Bunninyong, and then at Ballarat in August of the same year, which started the great Victorian gold rush. http://www.mininghistory.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/vic-map.jpg

Victoria’s mining history begins with the discovery of gold at Clunes, Warrandyte and Kilmore in but it was the discoveries at Bunninyong, and then at Ballarat in August of the same year, which started the great Victorian gold rush.

Miner's Right - Issued at Maryborough, Victoria, Feb 1865 - Museum Victoria

Miner's Right - Issued at Maryborough, Victoria, Feb 1865 - Museum Victoria I do wonder if one will ever turn up with one of my family names.

Township of Ballarat from Baths Hotel, showing part of the Camp and the 'Logs', 1855

The History of Ballarat, from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time.

Creswick Creek (near Ballarat) from Spring Hill, 1855

The History of Ballarat, from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time.

Djadjawurrung/Jaara people were a very visible presence on the goldfields of Mt Alexander. Newspaper reports and miner’s letters attest to their active participation in the rush for gold. ‘Mount Alexander from Saw-pit Gully’, ‘An old colonist’, (1856),

Djadjawurrung/Jaara people were a very visible presence on the goldfields of Mt Alexander. Newspaper reports and miner’s letters attest to their active participation in the rush for gold. ‘Mount Alexander from Saw-pit Gully’, ‘An old colonist’,

Port Phillip and Colonial Gold Mining Co., Clunes, c. 1861. Photographer: Richard Daintree. Amazing photo. State Library of Victoria Image H32086.

Port Phillip and Colonial Gold Mining Co., Clunes, c. State Library of Victoria Image

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