When they raised the starry banner
Back in Eighteen Fifty Four,
And miners knelt beneath it
A solemn oath they swore:
To fight against injustice,
Rights and freedom to retain.
And now we see Eureka's flag
So hoisted once again.
And all because of you Sir John
And a day in Seventy Five,
We find the spirit we thought was dead
So very much alive.
Alive as it was in Ballarat
On a tragic day long past,
The cross of stars is unfurled again
And flying from the mast.
And you will remember the oath Sir John
They swore on Bakery Hill,
Lalor, Carboni, those gallant men
The memory is with us still.
Now other hands will carry the flag
For all the world to see,
That never again a man like you
Dare threaten democracy.