Happy Australia Day! This was taken many years ago with my first SLR. The Eureka flag is draped from the top of the Eureka Centre in Ballarat, on the site of the Eureka uprising back in 1854. Growing up in Ballarat it's easy to take for granted that something of such magnitude in our nations history happened right in our backyard. Thought by many to be the birth of democracy in our country, the Eureka uprising was a battle between gold miners and British colonial authorities over the level of taxation known as a "Miners License".

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