The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello CarboniThe Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni

The Eureka Stockade

byRaffaello Carboni

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Excerpt: ...to any one; but his boast on Ballaarat that his friend Dr. Kenworthy had procured him a 'written free pardon' did smother me with bitterness. Chapter LI. Tota Domus Duo Sunt, Iidem Parentque Jubentque! A confusion ensued which baffles description; marching, counter-marching, orders given by everybody, attended to by nobody. This blustering concern, when brought forward on the stage at the State Trials, appeared so much to the heart's content of his Honour, of his and my learned friend Mr. Ireland, that I must offer it here, 'nolens volens', for the confirmation of the Cracker-of-high-treason-indictments' approbation. Thomas Allen examined.-(See Report of the Nigger-Rebel State Trial, in 'The Age', February 24th, 1855.) "This witness was so very deaf that the Attorney-General had actually to bawl out (oh! pity the lungs!) the questions necessary to his examination. He stated, he kept the Waterloo coffee-house and store at the Eureka. He had just returned from Melbourne on the Saturday, December 2nd. He heard inside the stockade the word to 'fall in' for drill. Saw them go through several military evolutions. They did not exactly go through them in a military manner, but in the way in which what call an 'awkward squad' might do.- (I believe you, Old Waterloo; go a-head). He had been at the battle of Waterloo, and knew what military evolutions were. Saw one squad with pikes and another with rifles. He heard one of them say, 'Shoulder poles,' then he said, 'Order poles,' 'Ground arms,' 'Stand at ease,' 'Pick up poles,' 'Shoulder arms,' 'Right face,' 'Quick march,' 'Right counter march,' and they were then marched for more than two hours. After that he saw them 'fall in three deep,' and were then told (by Captain Hanrahan) to prepare to 'receive cavalry,' and 'charge cavalry'-Poke your pike into the guts of the horse, and draw it out from under their tail. " After that, in the evening, he saw the man who was in command again form his men around him,...
Title:The Eureka StockadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:August 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153701847

ISBN - 13:9781153701846

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