The Other Rebellion: Attacking Ignorance and Vice on the Ballarat Goldfield
ISBN: 0820473529
EAN13: 9780820473529
Language: English
Pages: 172
Format: Paperback

The Other Rebellion: Attacking Ignorance and Vice on the Ballarat Goldfield

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Book Overview
The discovery of gold and the prospect of easily acquired riches destabilized society in the Australian colony of Victoria. At Ballarat, one of the colony's principal goldfields, the collapse of previously adhered-to moral restraints and the presence of lawless behaviour was commonplace. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, a small but zealous body of elerics and schoolteachers endeavoured to counter the influence of immorality and crime by promoting virtue and honesty in children. As a social history, the book especially examines - to use the words of Reverened Thomas Hastie, an 1850s Buninyong preacher - 'the humbler classes'. The Other Rebellion is different to other history books, and uniquely appealing.