Eureka Stockade:Petition to Lieutenant-Governor Hotham from concerned citizens of Melbourne 1855
Eureka Stockade:Petition to Lieutenant-Governor Hotham from concerned citizens of Melbourne 1855 is associated with Melbourne, Australia located at these coordinates -37.8131869, 144.9629796
| Although the text is undated, a small note on the back indicates that the Lieutenant Governor's office replied to the petition on 8 December 1854.
The writers of this petition may or may not have known that Lieutenant Governor Hotham had instituted an enquiry into the administration of the goldfields in mid November 1854, before the Eureka Stockade. Their request for digger involvement in the process nevertheless went well beyond the terms of reference of the existing inquiry.
As the petition is fragile and tightly rolled, we are unable to estimate the number of names it contains, but it may extend to several thousand.
|VPRS 1192/P0, Unit 7 1854/13677|
|VA 856 Colonial Secretary's Office|