Eureka! In Year 5 we struck gold with some amazing iMovie productions of the Eureka Stockade. This term we have been learning about the Australian gold rush and the effect that it had on Australia’s democratic history. We particularly enjoyed studying the Eureka Rebellion which happened on 3 December 1854. The miners rebelled against the unfair conditions that the government was forcing upon them, they had to pay taxes and for gold licences, but they were not allowed to vote! It gave freedom and liberty to poor miners, who were then able to become politicians and persons of influence in society. It was a turning point in Australia’s history and helped create the democratic society that we live in today!
To celebrate this momentous historical event, Year 5 has been busy making it into a movie. They have used lego and hand painted sets to reenact the Eureka rebellion or one of the events that lead to the rebellion. We have had to work hard, but we have also had a lot of fun using Lego, creating the sets, editing the movie in iMovie and adding voice overs and sound effects.