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Blood on the Southern Cross is an exciting, night-time sound-and-light show, telling the important story of the Eureka Uprising. Some historians suggest that Eureka was the birthplace of Australian democracy. The program is suitable for school groups from Year 3 to VCE and can comfortably cater for groups of up to 200.

It is a wonderful experience that your students will be talking about for a long time.


School Group Prices - 2017

Blood on the Southern Cross $21.90 per student includes GST
Adults FOC 1:10
Extra Adults $40.40 up to & including the first 6 extra adults
All other Extra Adults $47.60 after the first 6 Extra Adults

Coach Drivers are to be included in numbers & ratios.


Sound and Light Show Times Schools

Teaching Kit

This kit helps teachers prepare students for a visit to Sovereign Hill’s night-time sound and light show telling the story of the Eureka Uprising. It contains pre- and post- visit activities and suggests other Eureka sites in Ballarat worth visiting.

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The Eureka Stockade is specifically mentioned in:

Year 5 History
“The impact of a significant development or event on a colony═ż for example, frontier conflict, the gold rushes, the Eureka Stockade, …”

and Year 7 and 8 Civics and Citizenship
“They explore the historical origins of some political rights, such as universal suffrage, secret ballot and payment of parliamentarians. They consider examples of the fight for political rights such as the Eureka movement”

Chartism is part of the Year 9 History, Progressive ideas and movements (1750 - 1918)

Education Programs at Sovereign Hill

Teachers can choose and education program at Sovereign Hill to complement their visit to Blood on The Southern Cross.

For Years 3 to 6 we suggest Put Yourself in the Eureka Story

For Years 5 and 6 the Gold Fever game provides an insight into the frustrations the diggers faced.

For Years 7 to 10 our most appropriate program is Eureka and Australian Democracy