On the subject of Eureka
It's about the definition of what is and what is not multicultural.
The Eureka stockade was not multicultural. Australia at the time was not a multicultural place. In 1854 there was no such thing as multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is an ideology specific to the late twentieth century designed to deal with the problem of difference within the nation-state. Just because something involves people from more than one nationality, race or ethnicity does not make it multicultural. Multiculturalism also entails a set of specific assumptions about what should and shouldn't happen within the State.
When Australian activists, academics and social workers pinched the word from the Canadians in the late 1960s, and when Al Grassby had the Immigration Department adopt it in 1973, there were few people who really knew what it meant. There are still very very few.
It is true that there were representatives of 19 different nationalities at the Eureka stockade. There are perfectly good words for this: multinational, multiracial, polyethnic, and so on. Multiculturalism is something quite specific and different.
I wish Darp every luck, however, in his battle against the PYL pointyheads.