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Six Eureka Australia Day Medals were awarded to activists whose actions reflect the principles outlined in the Eureka Oath, at a ceremony at Bakery Hill, Ballarat, on Saturday 3 December, the 151st anniversary of the brutal crushing of the Eureka rebellion. Over 500 nominations were received for the award, with the list reduced to ten finalists. Six people accepted the award.

Six Eureka Australia Day Medals were awarded to activists whose actions reflect the principles outlined in the Eureka Oath, at a ceremony at Bakery Hill, Ballarat, on Saturday 3 December, the 151st anniversary of the brutal crushing of the Eureka rebellion. Over 500 nominations were received for the award, with the list reduced to ten finalists. Six people accepted the award.

The oath the diggers took at Bakery Hill and the Eureka Stockade in 1854 was:
‘We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties’.
And the words of this oath are reflected in the public actions of the following people:

* Jan Bartlett
* Pamela Curr
* Graeme Dunstan
* Robbie Thorpe
* Jennifer Worfe
* Joseph Toscano

“These people will be able to put the initials E.A.M. beside their name on all correspondence”, said Joseph Toscano, of the Anarchist Media Institute.

The first of these awards was to Jan Bartlett, for her long involvment in Community radio 3CR as an administration manager and broardcaster. Jan has attended previous Eureka commemoration events, but was unable to be present in 2005.
http://www.3cr.org.au/index.html

Also not in attendance was Aboriginal elder, Robbie Thorpe, who received his award for his activism in the struggle for the rights of indigenous Australians.
http://www.activistrights.org.au/PayTheRent.asp
http://www.kooriweb.org/gst/public1a.html

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