“Taxation without representation is tyranny.”
On November 11, 1854, miners held a mass rally at Bakery Hill in Ballarat and formed the Ballarat Reform League. The League drafted a four-page charter calling for fair representation, no property qualifications for MPs, payment of members, and manhood suffrage (votes for all men).
The Charter also demanded the immediate ‘disbanding’ of the Gold Commissioners and the ‘total abolition of the diggers’ licence tax’.
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