Eureka’s Spirit

Eureka Flag Original

Eureka’s Spirit lives on in the hearts of patriotic Australians.

December 3 in 1854 was the Eureka Stockade Rebellion by gold Diggers for decent rights for justice anda fair go and against tyranny.

Eureka Stockade was White Australia’s first organised mass struggle of ordinary people against the oppressive colonial authority, and for the identity of being a native people of this land, since called the Commonwealth of Australia.

Symbolising their struggle for justice in Gold Rush Ballaarat, the mining diggers created a flag based on the Southern Cross constellation.

Eureka Rebellion December 1854

At the time, Melbourne’s Age described it as “the flag of Australian independence”.

Kneeling beneath the flag on November 30, ten thousand miners swore the Eureka Oath: “We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties”. Raffaelo Carboni, declared the flag “As the refuge of all oppressed from all corners on earth.” Many of the rebel miners were political activists escaping oppression from the old countries in Europe.

Fourteen diggers were killed and another eight died later from wounds when the colonial troops attacked a depleted Stockade early on the morning of December 3.

Although defeated in the short-term, this was a part of important milestones in the transition from colonial autocracy to local self-government and democracy that followed in its wake. Wide support for the just cause of the miners ensured that no jury would convict any of the thirteen “ringleaders” tried for the hanging offence of treason.

However, Eureka’s fight for a genuine people’s democracy, economic justice, and sovereignty is not finished and continues today. Australia First sets the pathway.

In common with all struggles against oppression, the Eureka Stockade shows that it is always right to rebel against a traitor class of big business/money changer interests, and their puppet politicians. It showed that organised mass defiance of injustice is a necessary and proper thing. It is the spirit of rebellion and defiance in support of a just cause that constitutes the great historical legacy of the spirit of Eureka and its flag, and its special significance to Real Australians.

This spirit resurfaced in 1878 when the Eureka flag was raised during the Sydney maritime strike against Chinese labour. It was raised above the armed shearers’ strike camp at Barcaldine in 1891, and when 86-year old Eureka survivor Monty Miller toured Australia in 1917 campaigning against conscription for an overseas war.

Port Kembla wharfies swore the Eureka oath in 1939 when defying Menzies’ order that Australian pigiron be supplied to the Japanese militarists for use in their imperialistic wars.

The Spirit of Eureka and its blue and white flag continues in many struggles of working people. It flies in rural communities fighting against multinational mining companies operations destroying their livelihoods, health and the local environment.

The spirit of Eureka gives a unique identity to the now critical struggle for the very survival of our Australia in this century against the globalist programme of big business, being enforced by their Lab/Lib/Nat quislings. The sell off of productive resources, and enterprises, and even our very land to foreign owners, the undermining of our European derived identity by Australia-hating multicultists, and plague level alien immigration is their means to our oblivion as a sovereign people, and the degradation that involves.

On this 156th anniversary Australia First calls on all fair-dinkums to rally to our struggle for freedom, independence and identity. Fly our flag of “blue and silver stars”, along with our National Flag, and join in support of our Australian People’s Movement in the fight for our “Nation of the South”.
Australia First Party.

Loyal Australians voting for other than AUSTRALIA FIRST PARTY is just a waste of time.

Flag of the Southern Cross

by Henry Lawson, 1887

Sons of Australia, be loyal and true to her —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Sing a loud song to be joyous and new to her —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Stain’d with the blood of the diggers who died by it,
Fling out the flag to the front, and abide by it —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!

See how the toadies of Austral throw dust o’er her —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
We who are holding her honour in trust for her —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
See how the yellow-men next to her lust for her,
Sooner or later to battle we must for her —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross.

Beg not of England the right to preserve ourselves,
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross,
We are the servants best able to serve ourselves,
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross.
What are our hearts for, and what are our hands for?
What are we nourished in these southern lands for?
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross.

Shall we in fear of the Dragon or Bruin* now
Keep back the flag of the Southern Cross?
Better to die on a field of red ruin now,
Under the flag of the Southern Cross.
Let us stand out like the gallant Eureka men —
Give not our country the sorrow to seek her men —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!

See how the loyal are storing up shame for us
Under the light of the Southern Cross.
Never! Oh! never be coward a name for us —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
England’s red flag will bring hatred and worse to it,
Murder and rapine hath brought a black curse to it;
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!

Have we not breasts for the bullets of thunderers?
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Have we not steel for the bosoms of plunderers?
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Prove ourselves worthy the land we inherit now,
Feed till it blazes the National spirit now!
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!

Let us be bold, be it daylight or night for us —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Let us be firm — with our God and our right for us,
Under the flag of the Southern Cross!
Austral is fair, and the idlers in strife for her
Plunder her, sneer at her, suck the young life from her!
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!

Fling out the flag to the front, and abide by it —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Stand by the blood of the diggers who died by it —
Fling out the flag of the Southern Cross!
Fling out the flag to the front, and be brave for it.
Liberty! Light! or a battle-field grave for it!
Bonny bright flag of the Southern Cross!

 

Eureka SpiritAustralia’s most recognisable nationalist symbol since 1854