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Our Victorian stories – useful links

Burke & Wills expedition

Eureka uprising

  • Charles Evans' diary
    The 1850s diary of Charles Evans contains one of the few eyewitness accounts of the Eureka miners' uprising at Ballarat in December 1854.

Ned Kelly

Port Phillip region's early European history

  • Port Phillip Papers
    Read important papers from Victoria's Port Phillip region's early European history, including John Batman and Edward Henty's journals, the Melbourne and Geelong Deeds, the first edition of the Melbourne Advertiser and William Buckley's reminiscences.