The Night They Stormed Eureka

A story about dreams, gold, rebellion ... and an unlikely friendship across time.

 

 It's 1854, and the Ballarat goldfields are a place of dreams and rebellion as Sam, a homeless teenager, is called back to the past to join the Puddlehams, who run 'the best little cook shop on the diggings'. The Puddlehams dream of buying a hotel with velvet seats, while others dream of freedom from the British crown, away from the rule of wealthy landowners and corrupt officials. As the summer days get hotter, and the miners' protests are ignored with catastrophic results, Sam experiences first-hand the power of a united stand which will change her life forever.

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Awards

 

- 2010 NSW Premier's History Awards, Young People's History Award 

 

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