Peter Lalor

A man who changed gold mining

PETER'S LIFE

  • Born-1827 Died-1889
  • had been married
  • had 2 children
  • migrated to Australia- 1854
  • lost his heart for politics after daughter & wife died

WHAT WAS HIS ROLE

  • Eureka stockade leader and politician.
  • The Eureka Stockade was caused by a disagreement over what gold miners felt were unfair laws and policing of their work by government.
  • Peter disagreed with the law.

Challenges

Challenges:

  • lost an arm
  • paying a miner's license
  • moving countries
  • gave people courage

Achievements

Achievements

  • the gold rush
  • leading the Eureka Stockade
  • getting married
  • becoming a father
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