162nd anniversary of the Eureka Stockade – Peter Tobin Oration


Saturday, 3 December 2016 is the 162nd anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion and to mark the occasion the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka ( MADE), located on the site of the Eureka Stockade, will host the Peter Tobin Oration as a commemorative event on-site.


“Peter Tobin was a vital member of the Ballarat community and a strong supporter of the Eureka story and was instrumental in restoring the commemoration and celebration of the Eureka story in the late 1970’s.”


“The Eureka story is critical to Australia’s path to democracy which and it is important to keep the tradition of the Peter Tobin Oration alive,” said Sarah Masters, Acting Chief Executive of MADE.


Time:                1:00pm – 3:00pm


What:               Peter Tobin Oration followed by dedication of Aboriginal flag to be flown, along with the Australian and Eureka flags permanently at MADE.


Who:                Mike Yang – Founder Australian-Hubei Chamber of Commerce & President, Chinese Community Council Australia (VIC) to read Peter Tobin oration. Mr Yang will discuss:

  • The significance of the Eureka Stockade in Australian history.
  • The influx of fortune seekers from all over the globe saw the birth of multiculturalism on the goldfields.
  • 2017 marks the 160 years since the first ‘Walks From Robe’ a journey Chinese immigrants were forced to take because of the introduction of Poll Tax.
  • CCCAV has a program of events planned to commemorate the amazing contributions that Chinese Australians made to the growth and development Australia.
  • MADE exhibition Chinese Fortunes opening 28 January 2017.


Uncle Bryon Powell, Wadawurrung Elder, and Hon. Bruce Atkinson, President of the Legislative Council to

Where:             Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, theatre and lawn. 102 Stawell Street Sth, Ballarat



  • President, Chinese Community Council of Australia Vic Chapter, 2015-2016( http://cccavic.org.au/)
  • Organised National Conference for Chinese Australians in September 2015 as President of Chinese Community Council of Australia Vic Chapter. ( http://cccavic.org.au/). Premier, Finance Minister, Attorney General, Australia’s Racial Discrimination Commissioner were among the 24 speakers and 300 attendees from across Australia; ABC’s AM program, SBS, Phoenix Tv and TVB were among the thirty media outlets that did special coverage and interviews on the conference.(i.e. :http://v.ifeng.com/news/world/201509/01cba7f7-dec1-4c6f-bbc1-7fd119dbafe7.shtml)
  • Formulated and implemented major events for the Chinese and wider communities focused on Walk from Robe in 2017, as President of the CCCAVic
  • President, Australian Hubei Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassador-Commercial, Melbourne Victory Football Club
  • Former senior advisor to the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews (2011-2013)
  • Member, Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee to the Minister for Sports, Tourism and Major Events the Hon. John Eren
  • Member, Ministerial Advisory Council to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade the Hon. Philip Dalikakis
  • Interviewed in 2015 by China’s largest TV network CCTV as a young leader of Chinese Australians and broadcasted over 200 countries (http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C17604/e193b597853746ab9df3018649198bb1)
  • 2014, Invited to attend Speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the House of Representatives, and later the ceremony involving President Xi and Madame Peng in Canberra
  • March & September 2014; Speaker at both English and Chinese sessions of the Melbourne and Sydney forums, at the 2014 Australia China Business Week.
  • 2011 – 2013; Special appointed by the Vice Chancellor of Melbourne University to sit on the university’s first Alumni Council
  • 2013 – 2015; Appointed by Soccer Australia as an Ambassador for the 2015 Asian Cup


MADE is one of Australia’s newest museums and is the winner of a 2015 MAGNA Innovation Award.  It is located on the historic site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat, the beginning of Australian democracy.

MADE uses clever art installations and immersive, interactive content, to bring the history alive and to inspire people to contemplate what issues are important to them today.

Please visit www.made.org  for more information

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