Cooky calls for modern-day Eureka Stockade

WESTGOLD Resources boss Peter Cook has called on the gold sector to push back against attacks from the government.

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The Eureka Stockade saw Ballarat gold miners rebel against authority in 1854, as depicted in this watercolour by JB Henderson. Image: State Library of NSW

Cook walked on to the Diggers & Dealers stage this afternoon to Chumbawamba's Tupthumping, explaining that the lyrics "I get knocked down, but I get up again" epitomised the gold sector.