Interestingly enough, the only person put in jail following the Eureka stockade rebellion was Henry Seekamp, editor of the Ballarat Times. And he was put in for seditious libel.

So there you go:

Was Henry Seekamp a seditious traitor of the government (albeit the Brits at that time)?


Was he instead a courageous hero unafraid to publish the truth about the corruption of the order of that day and encouraging armed revolt as the only avenue remaining for the oppressed but nascent Australian people?

The current sedition laws would indicate the former.

Ironically enough, many of the right winger types who generally go weak at the knees at the mention of Eureka, support the implementation of current sedition laws. Oh, wait, but it’s all about towelheads innit, not about our glorious gold-diggers facing british guns.

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