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Eureka 166th Anniversary Virtual Program


Thursday December 03 - Sunday December 06, 2020






We are pleased to present several virtual events to mark this year’s anniversary of the Eureka Stockade. All events will be released on our Facebook page. Visit at the listed times to view the videos. 


Thursday 3 December at 5am* 

Looking back: The Eureka Dawn Walk 

In this video, Eureka Centre Education Officer Hermione Higgins is joined by Peter Freund to walk the trail of the Eureka Dawn Walk. Peter, who was involved in the development, explains the history of the walk and recites some of the narration given on the trail. 

The Eureka Dawn Walk was held in Ballarat from 1998 until 2004. Participants would leave the Ballarat Mining Exchange at 3:30am each Eureka Day bearing lanterns and following the trail that the troopers and militia took when they marched on the Eureka Stockade. 

*This video has been pre-recorded and will be released at 5.00am on Eureka Day, 3 December 2020. 


Thursday 3 December at 9am* 

Eureka Commemoration 

You are invited to join in commemorating Eureka Day and honouring the people involved in the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade, including those who lost their lives in the battle.  

Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney’s will share his Eureka Day message and acknowledge the Eureka fallen. The commemoration of Eureka Day will be presented as a video released on the Eureka Centre Facebook. 

*This video has been pre-recorded and will be released at 9.00am on Eureka Day, 3 December 2020. 


Thursday 3 December at 5.30pm 

Peter Tobin Oration 

Join us online for this livestreamed event! Visit the event listing to confirm your attendance and watch from our facebook page. 

The Peter Tobin Oration is held each Eureka Day. This year we are honoured to welcome David Bannear to deliver a lecture to mark the 166th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade.   

David will speak about the archaeology of the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park, surviving mining relics of Ballarat and other central Victorian goldfields, and their contribution to the proposed UNESCO World Heritage bid. 


Sunday 6 December at 10am* 

Eureka Craft 


Get crafty at home on Eureka Sunday. Watch the video and join Kellie from the Eureka Centre Education team to make your own flag using stencils.

We'd love to see your designs. Email a photo to, or post them to: 

Eureka Centre Ballarat

102 Stawell St S

Ballarat Central

VIC 3350

*This video has been pre-recorded and will be released at 10.00am on Eureka Sunday, 6 December 2020 


Monday 7 December at 6pm* 

Eureka Puppet Show 

The Rat City Players are coming to you with a story from Clara Seekamp - hot off the press! Tune in at 6pm on our Facebook page to watch a very silly puppet show with some of your favourite Eureka characters. 

*This video has been pre-recorded and will be released at 6.00pm on Eureka Monday, 7 December 2020 

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