The Ballarat Reform League Inc. has invited distinguished historians to write essays illuminating different aspects of the events leading up to and surrounding the rise of the original Ballaarat Reform League and the events of Eureka and its impact on contemporary Australia.

The following essays are published on this website:

Chartism in 19th Century Britain by Isobel Dowling, former lecturer in Sociology and Politics at University of Ballarat

Chewton by John Ellis, Chewton Domain Society

Contesting The Flag: the mixed messages of the Eureka Flag by Anne Beggs Sunter

Eureka - The Buninyong Connection by Anne Beggs Sunter, Buninyong and District Historical Society

The Eureka Stockade: Gateway to Democracy by Weston Bate


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The Eureka flag - The Southern Cross

The Ballaarat Reform League and the events of Eureka were central to the development of Australia as an independent democratic country.

There is much to honour