The background events in these 2 pages, refer to the Eureka Stockade . While Australia has over 40,000 years of human history, school kids in the 1960s looked on the ES as the most exciting thing to happen in the 200 years of white history, before the world wars came along.

The Ballarat gold fields attracted “Diggers” from all over the world, many of whom already had a taste for revolution, and apparently, Nightingales.