Eureka’s Children will be holding their annual Eureka Democracy Award Dinner this year in Richmond at the Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, on the evening of Friday November 23at 6.30 pm for 7 pm commemorating the 1854 Eureka Stockade events (of early December 1854). November 23 commemorates important events that led to the Stockade – James Bentley was convicted of the manslaughter of James Scobie on November 23and the Eureka Flag was first flown on this date according to the Ballarat Times edition of 24 November 1854.
The Guest Speaker is Dr. Clare Wright, whose new film project on the women at Eureka is based on her The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and she has recently released the second book in her proposed democracy trilogy – You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World.
The Eureka Democracy Awardee for 2018 will be Adele Ferguson – leading Fairfax Journalist and ABC presenter who has played such a substantial role in revealing the unacceptable behaviour of many elements in the Australian financial sector over recent years, contributing to the establishment of the current Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry being conducted by Kenneth Hayne. Adele is to be congratulated for giving a voice to the vulnerable and we look forward to talking with her on November 23.
Where: Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond.
When: Friday 23 November at 6.30 pm for 7pm
Cost: Tickets are $70 per head including a two-course meal.
Payment can be made by: Cheque mailed to the Celtic Club,1stfloor, 420-424 William Street, West Melbourne,3003 or via EFT to BSB 704191 Account 90789. (Please add your name as the reference in the EFT transaction).
Bookings are essential.Peter Gavin, Secretary on 0417 135 373, or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org