EUREKA DEMOCRACY AWARD: 2011 - Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter
Made significant contributions over the past 35 years to preserving and furthering the story of Eureka in her writings, educational programs and campaigns
- Lecturer in history at University of Ballarat since 1974.
- Anne’s doctoral thesis: "Birth of a Nation: Constructing and De-constructing the Eureka Legend".
- Published and presented numerous reviews and articles about Eureka in academic journals and major newspapers as well as at seminars.
- Involved in the preservation and restoration of the Eureka Flag as a Committee member of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.
- Wrote "Eureka Revisited: the Contest of Memories" and curated its complementary Exhibition which was presented at Old Parliament House in Canberra and the State Library in Victoria.
- Member of the Save Bakery Hill Action Group that successfully saved this historical Eureka site from a "McDonalds" development project.