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Back Book Title Raffaello! Raffaello! : Raffaello Carboni at Eureka, before and beyond it

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Raffaello! Raffaello! : Raffaello Carboni at Eureka, before and beyond it
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- Desmond O'Grady
- Australia
- Arcadia
- 9781925588620
- 2018
- xiii, 268 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
- DU - Oceania (South Seas)
- 465 gms.
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Raffaello Carboni shaped our view of the Eureka Stockade but, before this biography, little was known about the man. Of the 13 tried for high treason after the uprising, he was the only one who had faced a similar charge in his home country where he had already lived through an experience similar to that of the Stockade. For Carboni the most significant moment at Eureka was not the Stockade onslaught but the miners’ pledge of solidarity, which showed that those who had come to get gold and get out had become opponents of injustice. On his return to Italy, Carboni rejoined the Garibaldian battle for national unity but also surprisingly suggested a ballet of nude aboriginal females for La Scala Opera house in Milan. He remained unpredictable but his flamboyance should not obscure the fact that, because of his political background, he made a crucial contribution to a key episode in Australian history. This new version of a compelling biography shows Carboni as a talented, complex, bumptious but, ultimately, disappointed man who gave Australia more than he gleaned. Carboni, Raffaello, 1817-1875. | Authors, Italian -- 19th century -- Biography. | Eureka Stockade, Ballarat, Vic., 1854. | Ballarat (Vic.) -- History. | Australian

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