EUREKA DEMOCRACY AWARD:
2013 - Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.)
Eureka’s Children believe that the following four major elements are the reason for presenting the Eureka Democracy Award to MADE.
- It is a living Museum with activity and life - not just a Centre
- MADE links the Eureka Stockade story to the broader story of democracy and change.
- The Flag is now back at Eureka - for the first time since those who fought under it and fell, over 159 years ago.
(Eureka’s Australia respects and acknowledges the care and custodianship exercised by the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery over many years in the preservation and protection of the Flag. Their professional attention has preserved and promoted this Australian iconic symbol for the benefit of recent and future generations. We are all indebted to the Gallery Board, management and staff.)
- The Fallen at the Stockade are commemorated with a memorial and an avenue of honour in the grounds of MADE.