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Peter Lalor Lithograph

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Lithograph - sepia. Picture of Peter Lalor in Legislative Assembly speaker's regalia.
Size
88cm (with frame)
Object Registration
0712
Keywords
btlc, ballarat trades hall, ballarat trades and labour council, eureka stockade, lalor, peter, history - ballarat, politics and government
Historical information
Peter Lalor rose to fame for his leading role in the Eureka Rebellion at Ballarat in 1854. He is the only outlaw to make it into parliament.

The siege of Eureka culminated in November and December 1854 arising as the result of disagreement between disaffected gold miners (led by Peter Lalor) and colonial forces about compulsory mining licences.

This lithograph is rare - the only one we are aware of.
When Made
n/d
Made By
Leonard, J.H. (Maker)
Significance
Eureka Stockade (Ballarat), politics and government (Victoria, Australia).
Inscriptions & Markings
"The late Hon Peter Lalor, Ex-Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and leader of the Memorable Eureka Insurrection of 1854. Born - Tennikill, Queen's County, Ireland, 1827. Died - Melbourne, Victoria, 1889. Aged 62 years."
Last updated
31 Jul 2019 at 4:41PM