Eureka museum needs a research library

Comments made at the appointment of co-patrons of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (The Courier February 16) indicate that it has high-end technical interactive exhibits and that people wanting to know about our history can come here and find it out.

The co-patrons apparently support endeavours to ensure that Eureka receives the ongoing recognition it deserves and the claim that the centre has the capacity to spread the Eureka message far and wide.

My question is "Where then is the research library?" There are many aspects of Eureka that are still being actively researched after 159 years.

Despite Eureka's importance there is not a dedicated library or repository for Eureka literature, the majority of which can only be viewed at various locations scattered around the country.

If ever there was an opportunity, this surely was the place and time to create such a facility.

GERALD JENZEN

Ballarat

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