What Does The Eureka Flag Represent?
The miners fight for their rights
The Eureka flag represents Australians fighting for their rights. It also symbolises both Australians and miners from other countries standing up to the government. The miners have to pay the government lots of money to dig for gold, and if they don't pay for their license, then they get punished. It's unfair if the miners don't find gold when they have paid lots of money for the license.
This is a picture of the Eureka flag in 1854.
Now, this flag is in a museum in Victoria.
Miners Against Goverment
This picture is about the fight that the government and the miners from all around the world had. They had this fight because the miners think it's unfair to pay a huge amount of money.
Symbols of the flag.
The five stars on the flag stands for the southern cross, which has always be on symbolic for Australians. The white crosses represent one challenge against unneeded authority (which means power over others).
From: Canley Vale Public School