Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

Stock­ade marked

IWANT bring some ed­i­to­rial trivia to your at­ten­tion.

This is the 160th an­niver­sary of the Eureka Stock­ade in Bal­larat in 1854.

I re­cently read Raf­faello Car­boni’s book.

The troops were sent out to col­lect or find any­body who didn’t have a miner’s li­cence.

And if you didn’t have a li­cence, they ei­ther shot you or put you in jail. The army was sent out to do this, and it was civil­ians giv­ing the army the go-ahead to do it.

The po­lice should have been do­ing it, and they even­tu­ally came along and it was a hell of a mix-up over who was the boss and what was go­ing on.

Car­boni wrote the book to cover him­self.

I’m bring­ing up this point to show ev­ery­one that I do read. THIS year marks the 700th an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Ban­nock­burn.

The Scot­tish king Robert the Bruce, after 10 years a fugi­tive with his fam­ily held in Eng­land for ran­som, de­feated a much larger and bet­ter-equipped English army un­der King

Derek Bound Braveheart was a to­tally dis­torted pic­ture of Robert the Bruce.

Ed­ward the II, by choos­ing the bat­tle­field and us­ing su­pe­rior mil­i­tary tac­tics.

Out of this rose Robert Burns’ poem which be­came the Scot­tish na­tional an­them, un­til re­cently, Scots Wha-Ha.

For the record, Braveheart was a to­tally dis­torted pic­ture of Robert the Bruce.

To the Scots, near and far, he will al­ways be a great hero.

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