GDTA DECEMBER GUIDED WALK
EUREKA STOCKADE – 11km
SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER, 9.30AM START
LEADER: GIB WETTENHALL
This guided interpretive walk will incorporate both miners’ and troops’ routes in the building of the Eureka Stockade, then the dawn attack by the troopers. We will be led by local Ballarat historian, Dr Jack Harvey, who established the exact location of the Eureka Stockade in 1993 during research for his 1994 publication Eureka Rediscovered: In search of the site of the historic stockade. Jack instigated the Eureka Stockade Commemorative Dawn Walk following the route taken by 276 troopers from the government camp to attack the stockade where 22 miners died. Eight years later, Jack led the inaugural Eureka Diggers’ March, which followed the miners’ daytime march from the site of the Monster Meetings on Bakery Hill, where they swore the oath of allegiance to the Eureka flag, to the spot where the stockade was erected.
Jack Harvey will provide historical interpretation at key sites along each of the routes, aiming to bring alive the stories around these significant events in our nation’s history.
Registration essential: To register for the walk, click on the link below. Each walker must register separately. Non-members may register, but must bring $5 to cover insurance. Registrants will be informed of the exact starting point by email beforehand. Walkers will need to dress for the predicted weather on the day and bring water and lunch. Registrants with active COVID or flu symptoms should not participate on the day.
Registrations close on Wednesday 30 November and numbers are limited.
Registration link for the GDTA’s Eureka Stockade Walk is: www.gdt.org.au/dec-walk-rego