Something is happening. I can hear bullets going off, and people are running down towards the Eureka field ...In 1854 Rosa Aarons and her family travel from London to the goldfield at Ballarat. She makes new friends, learns to ride a horse, and helps her family get by. Soon Rosa becomes caught up in one of the most dramatic events in Australian history: the Eureka Stockade. As the battle between the miners and the soldiers rages around her, Rosa's main concern is the safety of her beloved Papa.