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Peter FITZSIMONS / EUREKA [ Audiobook ]
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22 Jul, 2014 16:56:01 AEST
AU $25.00
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Gosnells, WA, Australia


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Like new: A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if ... Read moreabout the condition
Format: MP3
Language: English Subject: Fiction & Literature
Length: Unabridged


~ 22 HRS on 2 MP3 CDS

Read by Richard Aspel


In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor Mark Twain called it: "a strike for liberty". Was this rebellion a fledgling nation's first attempt to assert its independence under colonial rule? Or was it merely rabble-rousing by unruly miners determined not to pay their taxes?

In his inimitable style, Peter FitzSimons gets into the hearts and minds of those on the battlefield, and those behind the scenes, bringing to life Australian legends on both sides of the rebellion.

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4.0 out of 5 stars WHO SAYS 'YOUNG AUSTRALIA LACKS HISTORY?' December 19, 2012
The rebellion that sparked the transformation of our nation from corruption and chaos to 'The lucky country' we know today. Well written, researched and readable. Boomer from Downunder

4.0 out of 5 stars Good yarn November 28, 2012
Peter has brought to life the characters and their times in a most engaging way. A great good read in his inimitable style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eureka July 28, 2013
Unable to put this book down. Enthralling from beginning to end and written in a style both inspiring and motivating. Southern Cross, our flag.

 Eureka June 3, 2013
Whilst the book covered the topic well, I found the writing style not to my liking at times. There were many "slab" quotes from historical sources and I am not sure whether the book was to portray the story as historical fact or whether it used poetic licence
This book was well written,but, extreamly heavy to read..
It is a good read, but, as I say you need to work at it.
 A good yarn May 19, 2013
An in depth explanation of an important event in Australia's history which heavily influenced social mores for over 100 years which laid the foundation of its brand of democracy and egalitarianism in that country.

The basic story is known but this adds facts to the romantic legend. The story line is patchy as the facts are scattered by history and the author appears to avoid inventing links that can not be certified by research.

**NB: Photo depicts the novel mentioned but is not necessarily the same cover as that on actual audiobook.  




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