Tag Archives: Australia gold

The problem of lawlessness

How critical was the nature of policing to the development of resistance among miners in Victoria in the early 1850s? [1] The development of policing in Victoria was influenced by two traditions of law enforcement: a crime preventative, ‘civilian’ style … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Australia, Eureka Stockade 1854 | Tagged , , ,

Protest in 1851: how to mishandle a crisis

La Trobe faced opposition from the outset. A public meeting chaired by the Mayor in Melbourne on 30 August argued that the industry was being strangled at birth and people driven from Victoria, that the approach used in NSW where … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Australia, Eureka Stockade 1854 | Tagged , , ,