Calembeen Park, Cushing Ave , Creswick


Eureka: the Creswick connection

In late October 1854, the road to the Government Camp at Creswick Creek was crowded with diggers so incensed by the oppressive licence system and general injustice that they threatened to burn the Camp, and demanded the removal of all officials.

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The protest was quelled,  but the anger returned on 25th November when delegates from Ballarat’s vigorous Reform League rode in to seek support for condemnation of the overbearing and unjust Ballarat officials.

Four days later 2000 men met and promised support. Licences were burnt and about 150 men set out for Ballarat. It is recorded that 500 Creswick men arrived at the stockade on 1st December 1854.

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