Effigy of PM Julia Gillard in Eureka Hall 2 December 2010. Eyes yet to be dotted.


Media Release 1 December 2010

Widow Maker burns at Eureka Dawn

At dawn next Friday 3 December at the Eureka Stockade Memorial in Ballarat on 156th anniversary of the suppression of the Eureka rebellion a widow maker will burn.

It will be a cardboard effigy in the likeness of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

"Resistance to corrupt and unresponsive government is what the Eureka rebellion was about and why the Eureka story is so pivotal to Australian identity," said effigy maker Graeme Dunstan of Peacebus.com.

"In her Parliamentary promise of ten more years of war in Afghanistan and in her AUSMIN surrender of the sovereignty of Australian military bases to US occupation, PM Gillard has shown she is more responsive to the will of the US military than she is to the will of the Australian people."

"In the name of the US Alliance and in direct defiance of national opinion, she has committed Australians to wars without end," he said.

"Endless war means endless widows and on Eureka dawn an effigy of Prime Minister Julia Gillard will burn with that epitaph: Widow Maker!"

Graeme Dunstan is a nomadic artist/activist who travels Australia flying the Eureka flag where ever citizens occupy place in resistance to corrupt government.

He has a long association with the Eureka commemorations in Ballarat. He was the creator of the mass lantern events and was the one who invited Terry Hicks, father of David Hicks Guantanamo detainee, to lead the Eureka Dawn Walk at the 150th anniversary.

For the 154th anniversary he made and burned an effigy of the once supremely arrogant and now humbled Chief Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Mick Keelty.

During 2010 Mr Dunstan has been flying the Eureka colours at a series of Barrack Gate Speak Outs against the US war in Afghanistan on behalf of Stand Fast, the national association of veterans and ex service people opposing the war.

Further information
Graeme Dunstan, Peacebus.com 0403 214 422/0407 951 688


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