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Gold rush history

Blood on the Southern Cross

03 53 371 199

Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers. The Eureka Stockade of 1854 was a defining moment in the development of democracy in Australia.

The show is set across Sovereign Hill's 64 acre site. Under the stars, on moonlit diggings, audiences are surrounded by the action and, ultimately, caught in the crossfire as the battle rages.

The production features state-of-the-art lighting and amazing special effects. Peter Lalor is larger than life on an aqua screen. Images of trapeze artists and acrobats fly across a huge circus tent. The Eureka Hotel bursts into flame, and rain falls in a blinding storm.

Blood on the Southern Cross runs for 90 minutes, seven nights a week (subject to availability). Special packages are available that include entry to Sovereign Hill, dinner and accommodation at the Sovereign Hill Lodge.

'State-of-the-art lighting and a dazzling array of special effects are the making of a great sound-and-light show - and Blood on the Southern Cross does not disappoint!'

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Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Concession, Family and Sovereign Hill Entry and Show combined tickets available. Please contact Sovereign Hill or view their website for further information.
Child under 5 years- No charge

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