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|Title:||'Men of Colour': John Joseph and the Eureka treason trials||Contributor(s):||Atkinson, Jeffrey (author); Roberts, David (author)||Publication Date:||2008||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1728||Abstract:||When the troops of the 40th and 12th Regiments stormed the stockade at Eureka in the early hours of Sunday 3 December 1854, there were, firing back at them, a motley and multicultural collection of Ballarat miners. Most were white European males, but there were among them a few men of African origin. One soldier later said he thought 'There were a good many black men' in the stockade. In the mid-nineteenth century these 'black men' were referred to by many names, but the most common racial epithet was 'men of colour' or, to distinguish them from Asians and other non-White races, 'Black Americans', 'Negroes' or 'niggers'. In Australia at least, such terms described anyone who was 'racially' African, be he from Africa, North America or the Caribbean.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Journal of Australian Colonial History, 10(1), p. 75-98||Publisher:||University of New England||Place of Publication:||Armidale, Australia||ISSN:||1441-0370||Field of Research (FOR):||210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.une.edu.au/chr/jach||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 239
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