for The Night We Made the Flag
by Carole Wilkinson
and Sebastian Ciaffaglione
"Mama and the ladies are going to make a flag tonight. It has to be a secret. It will be dangerous if they are caught..." The Eureka rebellion is considered by many historians to be the birthplace of Australian democracy. Beneath the starry flag, an oath was taken by hundreds of gold diggers at Ballarat to stand against unfair laws and unjust treatment by the government. This is a fictional account of the making of the Eureka flag and the women who toiled one long night in support of liberty. This is a coming-of-age story - of young Mary who helps them.
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