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29 June 2004
10/2004
Commemorative Issue

Eureka 1854-2004

Australia
The Eureka Stockade came after years of increasing dissatisfaction on the Victorian goldfields and a growing desire for more representative and responsible government.

The events of Eureka and the public

Peter Lalor  

Peter Lalor

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The $2.45 stamp uses an image of Peter Lalor, the man who led the diggers at the stockade (La Trobe Collection/State Library of Victoria).

Peter Lalor (1827

The Eureka flag  

The Eureka flag

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The 50c stamp features a representation of the Eureka flag, which at the time was called the flag of the Southern Cross.

The flag has become a symbol of democratic rights and freedoms and is identified as a flag of the people. The original holds pride of place in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

The Eureka flag was first flown to rally people to Bakery Hill on 29 November 1854, the

Technical Information

Issue date ....................... 29 June 2004
Denominations ................ One each 50c, $2.45
Designer ........................ Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp size ...................... 37.5 x 26 mm
Printer (all) ..................... SNP Sprint
Paper (all) ....................... Tullis Russell
Perforations (all) .............. 13.86 x 14.40
Sheet layout .................... Modules of 50 in two panes of 25
National postmark ........... Ballarat VIC 3350

Additional Online Information

Official Site:  The Eureka Centre
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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