Tag Archives: Peter Lalor

Deploying the troops

Around 2.30 am, Rede mobilised nearly 300 police and soldiers, more than double the number of miners left in the Stockade. There were 77 men of the 40th under Captain Wise and 65 men of the 12th Regiment under Captain … Continue reading

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More negotiations: Friday 1 December

For Charles Evans and many others, the night of 30 November was spent in sleepless dread of an impending confrontation: …a fearful thunder storm the most violent I have witnessed since I have been on the diggings, broke over our … Continue reading

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Under the Southern Cross

On 28 November, the Argus commented in its leader: Canada could not get a British statesman to listen to her grievances till she broke out in rebellion…We must warn the diggers that it is no slight affair upon which they … Continue reading

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