Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka - Map
Eureka Stockade questions
When did the Eureka Stockade happen?
Where did it happen?
Why did it happen?
Who were the important people in the rebellion?
What was their oath?
What do you think was the importance of this oath?
What was the outcome of the rebellion?
What can we learn from what those men did on that day?
M.A.D.E - what to expect when you get there
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) is an Australian museum, which engages visitors in the compelling story of democracy. The stories are told of the ordinary men and women, past and present, which have fought for the democratic freedoms we enjoy today.
Located on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade, M.A.D.E explores the powerful story of Eureka as a significant part of the struggle for peoples’ rights in Australia and around the world. M.A.D.E commemorates the pivotal role of the Stockade in shaping Australia’s democracy. This is where a group of largely young people fought injustice, and won some of the first democratic rights in the world.
Answers to Eureka Stockade questions
This illustration, made years after the event, shows a dramatic scene of diggers kneeling to swear the oath that they would defend their freedoms. Normally, in this period, someone swearing an oath would swear by God, but the Eureka rebels needed a new and different authority: they chose to swear 'by the Southern Cross'.
George Rossi Ashton (artist) and F. A. Sleap (engraver), 1888