Monday, September 28, 2020

Freedom

In our state of lockdown some may think that we are not free.  I disagree.  

Here in Australia we enjoy freedoms that others can only dream about. These freedoms were hard won by those that came before us.  If I ever need proof  I look back to Ballarat and the Eureka stockade in the 1850's.  The miners staged a revolt over the draconian government of the time.  They rallied under the Eureka flag.  

Pictured here is the original hand drawn design of the Eureka flag.  This can be found on display (sometimes) at the Ballarat fine art museum.  This is arguably the birth place of Australian democracy and if ever there was a symbol of freedom then this is it.  We live in interesting times.


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