posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 04:29 AM
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by diamondoftheworld
We won independence.
Define what winning is, cause it is natural that everybody dies at some point, one way or another.
If you need dead people we did have a small battle against the Red Coats. Eureka Stockade. Australia grew from a gold rush. The Red Coats were
sticking their bayonets in the peoples faces and demanding miners pay expensive miners permit fees. Peter Lalor got on a stump and made a great
speech. They took bayonets in their faces as an exception to their manhood. They took an oath- "We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each
other and fight to defend our rights and liberties."
They fought a small battle and lost.
What happened next is the great thing. The leaders of the rebellion were arrested and faced charges of treason. The jury/the people let them all off.
Peter Lalor was a hero and became a politician.
That is good democracy They were free settlers from Europe,China,America,Canada and they all stood together and the people won. You could argue that
Peter Lalor is the first 'Australian' . The battle wasnt the great thing, the democracy after the battle was the great thing.
Australia is independant. So is Canada and all the other nations in the commonwealth.
edit on 5-9-2012 by freemarketsocialist because: (no