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JCF Johnson, A Game of Euchre , col. wood engraving, Australasian Sketcher Supplement [Melbourne], 25 December, 1876. 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.
Gold! Gold is found in rocks and in the ground. People came to look for gold in Australia.
Sailing to California at the beginning of the Gold Rush A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers to an area that has had a dramatic discovery of gold deposits. Major gold rushes took place in the 19th century in Australia , Brazil , Canada , South Africa , and the United States , while smaller gold rushes took place elsewhere. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, there were several major gold rushes.