A little history of the goldfields in Victoria Australia

THE RED RIBBON AGITATION

On Saturday the 27th of August 1853, after their massive petition against the hated licence fee was rejected by Govenor La Trobe, ten thousand indignant Bendigo diggers gathered for a well organised protest meeting. To show their defiance they decided to wear red ribbons.
Near a spot in central Bendigo their leader negotiated a temporary solution with the Bendigo authorities. But the underlying conflict about justice and civil liberties remained.
It erupted tragically in the Eureka Rebellion if 1854 in Ballarat.

(Both Bendigo and Ballarat are major cities in the Golden Triangle located in central Victoria Australia)

A little history of the goldfields in Victoria Australia

Clive

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