Eureka Democracy Award: 2008 - Weston Bate
Academic and historian
- 1953-1976 – Lecturer in history – University of Melbourne
- 1978-1989 – Foundation Professor of Australian Studies/Deakin University
- Was: President - Royal Historical Society of Victoria and Chair- Museum Advisory Board of Victoria of Ballarat
- Historical consultant to Ballarat’s Gold Museum and Sovereign Hill Museum
- An active, generous and passionate speaker about Eureka, his publications
- Lucky City and Life After Gold present wonderful insights into the story of Eureka.