Eureka Flag Pin:
This lapel pin in metal with black detailing depicts the Eureka Flag or Southern Cross.
It was the flag the miners fought under to achieve independence on the goldfields.
Mint condition and a highly attractive pin to add to any collection.
All metal pin with etched inscription
The Eureka Flag was the battle flag used at the Eureka Stockade, a gold miners’ revolt in 1854 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. It has since become, among other things, a symbol of protest for a wide variety of causes in Australia. The original flag is located at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. The Eureka Flag flew for the first time on Bakery Hill, Ballarat, Australia as a symbol of the resistance of the gold miners during the Eureka Stockade rebellion in 1854. Beneath this flag, Peter Lalor, leader of the ballarat Reform League, swore this oath to the affirmation of his fellow demonstrators: “We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties.” According to the Ballarat Times, at “about eleven o’clock the ‘Southern Cross’ was hoisted, and its maiden appearance was a fascinating object to behold. The flag is silk, blue ground with large silver cross; no device or arms, but all exceedingly chaste and natural.
*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.