Africa on the Goldfields

December 12, 2021

Led by Dr David Waldron and co-written by Dr Michael Akindeju, the team at “Tales from Rat City” did an amazing job of their performances on this often-overlooked part of goldfields history!

In collaboration with the Ballarat African Association, this episode of Tales from Rat City hopes to shed light on the oft-forgotten experiences of African immigrants during Victoria’s gold rush; especially that of John Josephs, the first man to be tried (and exonerated) for treason after the Eureka rebellion of 1854.