The story of the greatest Australian legend outside of wartime, the Eureka Blockade
Australia's answer to the Boston Tea Party and to the French people's storming of the Bastille was the Eureka Blockade. It was the moment when the diggers sense of outraged justice united them into a force that changed the course of Australian history. Karl Marx followed it closely and wrote about it extensively, while Mark Twain described it as "the finest thing in Australasian history. It was a revolution—small in size; but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for principle, a stand against injustice and oppression." Peter FitzSimons brings the whole story to life, making readers feel like they are there as the mighty Eureka flag is first raised and rebels swear allegiance to it, as the British redcoats first launch their attack, and as the digger-rebels fight back in kind.