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.


Eureka Stockade (Ballarat), politics and government (Victoria, Australia).

Physical description

Lithograph - sepia. Picture of Peter Lalor in Legislative Assembly speaker's regalia.

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."