by Dr Joseph Toscano Saturday October 30, 2004 at 08:10 AM
It’s time for an apology from the Victoria Police for their role in the Eureka Massacre in 1854.
The Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ms. Christine Nixon addressed the Eureka Association at the Old Colonialists Club in Ballarat on Saturday the 6th December 2003. She spoke to mark the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Victoria Police at a lunch organised by the Eureka Association to mark the 149th anniversary of the Eureka rebellion. Graeme Dunstan, the originator and current organiser of the Eureka Dawn Walk, invited delegates from the Anarchist Media Institute to sit at his table at the lunch. He invited us, so we could provide him with moral support when he publicly raised the question of an apology for the massacre of miners and bystanders carried out by the Victoria Police after the Stockade had been overrun by troops and police on the morning of the 3rd December 1854.