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Chinese at the Australian Goldfields At the time that news about the Australian goldrush reached China in 1853, the country had been suffering from years of war and famine. In order to raise money for the fare to Australia, a man would take a loan from a local trader, agreeing to make regular repayments.
Nerrena Fossickers in Nerrena Creek outside Ballarat
Gold was first discovered in South Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia in 1846 at the Victoria mine near Castambul , City of Adelaide.
JCF Johnson, A Game of Euchre , col. wood engraving, Australasian Sketcher Supplement [Melbourne], 25 December, 1876.
Discovery of Gold - A Brief History In 1837, under pressure of a bad drought, Thomas Learmonth and a group of squatters explored the area to the north of their settlement near Geelong in search of better watered regions. On this journey they reached and climbed Mt.
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Sailing to California at the beginning of the Gold Rush