Hall of Fame

Henry Seekamp

1829 - 1864

Seekamp was the first Victorian journalist jailed over editorial principles and the only man to serve a prison term as a result of the Eureka Stockade.

The fiery English migrant established Ballarat's first newspaper, the Ballarat Times, in March 1854 and turned it into a clarion for the diggers in their protests at government corruption.

He was charged with seditious libel, jailed for six months and released after three months following a monster petition from the people of Ballarat.

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