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Scholastic Australia, 2000
This popular junior novel in the "My Australian Story" series is narrated in diary-form by a girl named Rosa Aarons, who in 1854 arrives with her family at the Ballarat goldfield — just in time to witness the events leading up to the legendary uprising in the Eureka Stockade.
Through Rosa's eyes, readers see the multicultural mix of the diggings population, and the hardships endured in the search for gold. Yet for this adventurous girl and her friends there is always fun to be found, whether practising circus acts with their ponies or even sewing the flag with its memorable Southern Cross emblem.