Eureka Stockade:Hotham calls for all loyal British subjects to enrol for service

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Eureka Stockade:Hotham calls for all loyal British subjects to enrol for service is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493

This call to arms from Lieutenant Governor Charles Hotham asks those supportive of the maintenance of law and order to enrol with the government, and emphasises the danger of anarchy which recent events had brought to the colony.

Record Citation: VPRS 1085/P Unit 8, Duplicate 162 Enclosure no. 14
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Agency: VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)
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Date: 4/12/1854
Record Type: Notice
Event Type: Call to Arms
Language: en
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01085-p0000-000009-0010-010-091.jpg 1854. Enclosure No 14 in Duplicate Despatch

No 162 of the 20 Dec 1854 VICTORIA GOVERNMENT GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY Published by Authority.

No. 111 ½ Monday, December 4.


RECENT events at the Mines at Ballaarat render it necessary for all true subjects of the Queen, and all strangers who have received hospitality and protection under Her flag, to assist in preserving Social Order and maintaining the Supremacy of the Law. The question now agitated by the disaffected is not whether an enactment can be amended or ought to be repealed, but whether the Law is or is not to be administered in the name of Her Majesty. Anarchy and confusion must ensue unless those who cling to the institutions and the soil of their adopted country step prominently forward. His Excellency relies upon the loyalty and sound feeling of the colonists. All faithful subjects, and all strangers who have equal rights extended to them, are therefore called upon to enrol themselves and be prepared to assemble at such places as may be appointed by the civic authorities in Melbourne and Geelong, and by the magistrates in the several towns of the Colony.


Printed and published by John Ferres, at the Government Printing Office, William-street, Melbourne, Victoria No. 111 ½ - December 4th, 1854

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