The Eureka Rebellion of 1854 was an historically significant rebellion of gold miners from Ballarat, Victoria (Australia). They revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom. Provoked by an unpopular licensing scheme, the rebellion resulted in show trials that failed to convict any of those charged. Some historians believe Eureka shaped the defining values of the young nation of Australia. Here are some of the most significant government records about the characters and the story of Eureka. Click on the image description to view the record in more detail.