Historian, Academic Philosopher, Shakespearean Scholar

Dalton’s Gold

Dr Peter Matthews has illuminated the events of the Eureka Stockade like never before. This book is the culmination of three years research after his Grandfather, Francis Dalton, shared this amazing story just before he passed away in 1995. 

John Thomas Dalton was swindled out of the find of the century by the very forces sent to protect and uphold the law…..

John decided the real story of Eureka would be taken to his grave, until that very day came. With the words ‘unknown’ listed against the founder of the ‘Lady Hotham Nugget’ clearly etched into his mind, it was time to spill the beans.

This incredible true story of Eureka will rewrite the history books. Much of the events of Eureka are polluted by regular inaccuracies and assumptions. These family secrets reveal what really happened at Eureka, with blood, warts and all.

Available from all good bookstores.


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