Eureka Stockade:Squatters pledge their support to the Government

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Eureka Stockade:Squatters pledge their support to the Government is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493


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In this pledge of support dated 7 December 1854, the 'squatting community' demonstrates its loyalty to the Crown, and its approval of and support for the government’s actions at Eureka. The squatters also pledge their future support for any measure the Lieutenant Governor Charles Hotham decided would further 'the maintenance of law and the preservation of the community from social disorganisation'. Hotham included a copy of this document as enclosure no. 17 in his despatch no. 162 of 1854 to Sir George Grey, the Home Secretary in England.

Record Citation: VPRS 4066/P Unit 1, December 1854 no. 45
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Agency: VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)
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Date: 7/12/1854
Record Type: Letter
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Language: en
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Related Resource URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/exhibitions/eureka-on-trial/perspectives
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Sir Charles Hotham X. C. B Lieutenant Governor of Victoria and its XXX

May it please Your Excellency, We the consigned squatters in Victoria (now in Melbourne) and representing as we believe the views of the body regard with feelings of profound regret the aspect of which matters have assumed at Ballarat and the position into which the Executive Government have been forced by the XXX of a few designing and XXX men. Yet we confidently believe no general spirit of insubordination or disaffection to provoke the great map of the digging population in that locality. We would tender to Your Excellency the cordial support and our entire confidence in the prompt and energetic measures taken by the Lieutenant Governor for the preservation of order and the Answered in person Dec 7th 1854 Put away


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04066-p0000-000001-0070-450-001v.jpg the maintenance of the law and record our sanguine hopes that those measures may have the effect of accomplishing the object for which they have adopted. He would embrace this opportunity of conveying to Your Excellency and therefore Your excellency to Your Majesty the feelings of loyalty, devotion and attachment to the beloved Queen which pervades all classes of the Squatting community in this Colony. –

in conclusion we would now or at any future period on our own behalf cheerfully place our services at the disposal of Your Excellency and Your Excellency may with confidence rely on the support of the pastoral interests in Victoria in all measures having XXX then object the maintenance of law and the preservation of the community from social disorganisation.


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04066-p0000-000001-0070-450-002.jpg XXX XXX

XXX XXX John Capel XXX Williams XXX Henry Campbell L. Sutherland XXX XXX Jones Charles Hughes J. A. Brown XXX Hunter XXX XXX William XXX William XXX XXX Campbell XXX John Barton William XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX John Peter John X


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04066-P0000-000001-0070-450-002v.jpg 45.

December 7th 1854 The Squatters offer their services to the Government

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