Eureka Stockade

by Vince Gullaci   Jun 12, 2019

The Bard stopped at Footscray
on the road to Ballarat
he was researching The Eureka Stockade
not Romeo and Juliet
he imagined the miners
manning the barricades
police bullets flying
hoisting The Southern Cross
and dying.


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  • 11 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I had no idea what was the Eureka Stockade so thank goodness for Google. I think that it is really important that poetry is written about historical events because like in this case it helps raise awareness of an event that might otherwise be forgotten or not known about in other countries...

    This was a significant event - the Battle of the Eureka Stockade was between miners and the colonial forces of Australia on 3 December 1854. It was named after the stockade structure that was built by the miners during the conflict and is now considered the second instituted act of political democracy in Australia. (source:

    • 11 months ago

      by Vince Gullaci

      A great comment Milly,giving the historical background
      to my poem,thank you.Sorry I'm late with my reply but
      I've had some visitors staying.Thanking you again,