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Eureka Stockade

noun
1.
a violent incident in Ballarat, Australia, in 1854 between gold miners and the military, as a result of which the miners won their democratic rights in the state parliament
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  • This frail enclosure received the name of the eureka stockade.

  • But the authorities need not have supposed, that the men in the eureka stockade were the same who had offered this resistance.

    Lost Lenore Charles Beach
  • We saw in the distance the eureka stockade, where the miners made their celebrated defence against the authorities.

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water

    Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
  • The famous affair of the eureka stockade in 1854 is an interesting illustration.

    The Framework of Home Rule Erskine Childers

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