BallaratCommonwealth of Australia
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Gold was first discovered in Ballarat in 1851, and 20,000 miners arrived from all over the world. In 1854, a bloody battle known as the Eureka Stockade took place between protesting miners and Government soldiers. This was caused by the unfair treatment meted out to miners by the colonial administration. The miners in the end did achieve political rights and freedoms. Today, you can immerse yourself in the city's history.