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28 Jul 1951 - 5 men start a 'gold rush' Sydney, Friday. 5 men start a 'gold rush' Sydney, Friday Sydney Monday (just as sad) worth of gold in 30> min- utes has started a gold rush to Barrington Tops, 75 miles from Maitland.

28 Jul 1951 - 5 men start a 'gold rush' Sydney, Friday

In Maitland itself to- night many . families were packing pans, shovels, picks, and tents into their cars. They will leave early to- morrow for the rugged Mount Royal Range, in which Bar- rington Tops is located. One prospector, Mr. There. "If a bunch of new chums can find five quids' worth in half an hour, there must be a lot of gold lying around. "An old prospector we met on Barrington Tops said he believed the alluvial gold came from a rich reef on the summit. "He showed us a nugget worth £35 which he said he found three weeks ago. " Mr. Ago. "Towns mushroomed over- night on the field, but the ¿old petered out about 1910," he said.

Sydney Gold Rush Period. Maps Related to New South Wales.

Sydney Gold Rush Period

Ancient Australian History. After a long trek on foot or horseback by coach or dray from Sydney or Melbourne, new miners were thankful and excited when they reached the goldfields.

Ancient Australian History

On the larger fields they saw hundreds or even thousands of tents clustered around creeks or near the site of earlier discoveries. There were horses and bullocks, wagons and carts and everywhere people bustling around, digging, panning, washing gravel, moving mounds of dirt or gently rocking their cradles from side to side. New miners soon realised, however, that the goldfields were not as attractive to live in as they looked from a distance. At Bendigo, for example, up to 40,000 people lived close together in tents. They did not have enough water and their toilets were simply holes in the ground. Miners worked hard day after day and often could afford neither the time nor the money to buy good food. Gold Rush. Australian gold rush timeline, Discovering gold, Gold and mining, SOSE Year 6, SA.

The first major mineral discovery - gold - was a watershed (a turning point or landmark) for Australian society.

Australian gold rush timeline, Discovering gold, Gold and mining, SOSE Year 6, SA

Australian Gold Rush. In fact they only got worse.

Australian Gold Rush

A powerfully disruptive hysteria seemed to grip the State along with the rest of the country. Farmhands simply left their employers with harvests they could no longer reap and thousands of workers fled Melbourne leaving empty industries in their wake. Wages tripled due to scarce labour. To raise money, many property owners put their houses on the market. But as there was no one interested in buying, house prices collapsed. Luckily however, this was not to last. Australia - The Gold Rush & The Eureka Stockade  for Kids - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games.

The Australian gold rush. JCF Johnson, A Game of Euchre, col. wood engraving, Australasian Sketcher Supplement [Melbourne], 25 December, 1876.

The Australian gold rush

Image courtesy of the : nla.pic-an8927787. The gold rushes of the nineteenth century and the lives of those who worked the goldfields - known as '' - are etched into our national . There is no doubt that the gold rushes had a huge effect on the Australian economy and our development as a nation. It is also true to say that those heady times had a profound impact on the national psyche. The camaraderie and '' that developed between diggers on the goldfields is still integral to how we - and others - perceive ourselves as Australians.

Indeed, mateship and defiance of authority have been central to the way our history has been told. Even today, nothing evokes more widespread national pride than groups of irreverent Aussie 'blokes' beating the English at cricket, or any other sport for that matter! Life on the Australian Goldfields. On hearing that there was gold to be found, thousands of people left their homes and jobs and set off to the diggings to find their fortune.

Life on the Australian Goldfields

At the start of the gold rush, there were no roads to the goldfields, and no shops or houses there. People had to carry everything they needed. Eureka! The rush for gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore.

Eureka! The rush for gold

Follow the story of the people who sought the glittering prize. Edward Hammond Hargraves is credited with finding the first payable goldfields at Ophir, near Bathurst, New South Wales, on 12 February 1851. Australian 1850s Gold Rush Colony Mogo South Coast NSW. There are 76 images in this gallery Fri, 24/02/2012 - 10:24pm Take a photo tour of the Gold Rush Theme Park which is a reproduction of an original 1800s village offering an experience of what live was like in the Australian Gold Rush Era.

Australian 1850s Gold Rush Colony Mogo South Coast NSW

There are 10 images in this gallery Sun, 05/02/2012 - 1:58pm Gold panning, Gold quartz, Gold crushing, Gold mining - it's all about gold, real gold at The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo on the NSW South Coast of Australia. There are 10 images in this gallery Fri, 02/11/2012 - 9:27am View a collection of old photos from the Australian Gold Rush Days - people, places & history. Catch up with Bushrangers like the Clarke Brothers and more. Gold rush australia pictures. Australian gold rushes. An Australian gold diggings circa 1855 After the California gold rush began in 1848, causing many people to leave Australia for California to look for gold there, the New South Wales government rethought its position, and sought approval from the Colonial Office in England to allow the exploitation of the mineral resources and also offered rewards for the finding of payable gold.[2] The first gold rush in Australia began in May 1851 after prospector Edward Hargraves claimed to have discovered payable gold near Bathurst, at a site he called Ophir.[3] Hargraves had been to the Californian goldfields and had learned new gold prospecting techniques such as panning and cradling.

Australian gold rushes

Hargraves was offered a reward by both the Colony of New South Wales and the Colony of Victoria. Gold Rush in Australia! The transportation of convicts to Australia was phased out between 1840 and 1868. By 1860, the continent of Australia had been divided into FIVE separate colonies (not officially states yet, mate but seperation away from New South Wales), each not seeing eye-to-eye and exhibiting more loyalty to London to each other. A major force within the colonies was the “squatocracy” – the rich officers and settlers a.k.a. opportunists who had followed the explorers into fertile hinterlands.

GoldRush. Gold rush – Flash interactive.