Australian gold rush The 1850s gold rush attracted many Chinese people to Australia in search of a fortune. In this scene, Chinese and European diggers methodically search for gold using various devices and techniques. When gold was discovered When gold was discovered in Australia, the volume of Chinese immigration significantly increased. The Chinese immigrants referred to the Australian gold fields as 'Xin Jin Shan', or the New Gold Mountain. Gold: Sites2See. NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre Do you know who 9 prepared the way for the discovery of gold in NSW? Play Bathurst or bust 8 and discover how early settlers and convicts built a road across the Blue Mountains in NSW. See how gold discovery affected Australia’s environment14. Compare myth and reality17 of the goldfields. See how the actions of the Traps27 contributed to the unrest 28 and rebellion at the Eureka 1Stockade in 1854.
Home - Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia Gold and civilisation Curriculum areas: Australian history, geography Years: 4–9 Key curriculum links: Time, Continuity and Change; Resources; Place and Space; Investigation, Communication and Participation. The Museum's first 'blockbuster' exhibition Gold and Civilisation (March to June 2001) explored our timeless fascination with gold. Two education packs were developed in conjunction with the exhibition. A comprehensive resource pack comprising of background information, curriculum links, activity sheets and additional resources on the topics of: life on the goldfields minorities on the goldfields gold: the yellow metal old gold and tall tales. A highly visual resource pack containing activities that encourage students to explore paintings, quotations and songs as historical evidence that can offer an insight into the Australian goldfields experience. Topics and activities include:
Australian Gold The community, owners and staff of the Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo (NSW South Coast Australia) have a wealth of information to share. The information has been gathered over time from their own research and experiences initially through the efforts of Bill Mitchell, Corey Peterson, Sam and Martyn Lloyd and Charlie Hyde, building on the base material provided by Ron Prior. As we gave information, so we received anecdotal input from passionate tourists. This has led to a collation of stories from the wider communities south of Sydney New South Wales - Batemans Bay, Nelligen, Araluen and surrounding South Coast regions and beyond to provide an on-line resource center. This is a collection of fascinating information and bits & pieces covering a wide range of topics including Australian Gold Rush History, 1800s Living Conditions, Gold Information and Australian Aboriginal Culture.
Women on the goldfields, Daily Life, Gold fever and the Eureka rebellion, SOSE: History Year 9, QLD No place for a lady For a woman living on the goldfields, life could be very harsh. For many, one of the hardest things to bear was loneliness. If they had been brought to the diggings by their husbands, they were inevitably forced to spend many hours alone while their husbands worked to seek their fortune. This meant that they would frequently spend most of their time alone and have to face a range of dangers including snakes, illness and assault. An 1854 census of the Ballarat goldfields found there were 4023 women compared to 12,660 men living on the diggings and only 5 percent of these women were single. For many women of childbearing age, the prospect of pregnancy and childbirth was always a concern. The goldfields were not considered an appropriate place for a respectable lady and so women on the goldfields were often the subject of disapproval. Working women Some saw their situation as an opportunity for enterprise. Women as entertainers A scandalous life
Search - Scootle Gold, more than any other single factor, transformed the Australian colonies. 'Gold rush in the West' is an excerpt from 'Pipe dreams' (55 min), the second episode of a three-part series entitled 'Constructing Australia', produced in 2007. Politics, tragedy and conquest combine in stories behind the building of Australia. ... The Australian gold rush 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. 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! It is this early flowering of a national identity that makes any study of the gold rush days so intriguing. The discovery that changed a nation Gold frenzy Racism Vindication
NFSA Digital Learning - Digital resources using the clip - Gold Rush in the West Gold Rush in the West is an excerpt from the film Pipe Dreams (55 mins), the second episode of the three-part series entitled Constructing Australia, produced in 2007. Constructing AustraliaPolitics, tragedy and conquest combine in stories behind the building of Australia. The Bridge, Pipe Dreams, and A Wire Through the Heart, combine rare archival images with dramatic storytelling in showcasing three landmark events that would allow Australia to mark its place in the world. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Kalgoorlie Pipeline and the Overland Telegraph line were engineering triumphs, but the human drama in constructing Australia is even more fascinating. Pipe DreamsFrom the remote coast of Western Australia, to deep within its inhospitable interior, an immense water pipeline was being constructed that would unlock countless riches and help build the nation. Pipe Dreams was produced with the assistance of ScreenWest and Lottery West.
History of Australia Online - Discovery of Gold in Australia Australia 1851 was notable for the extension of representative Government to all the Australian colonies and for the first gold-field at Bathurst. Early Rumours of Gold: Specimens had been found by convicts; Count Strzelecki, Mr Clarke and Sir R. Murchinson expressed their belief that gold existed in Australia. Edward Hargraves 1851 : Hargraves, a Bathurst settler, returned from California, with a hunch about gold fields in Autralia. He eventually discovered a gold-field on Summerhill Creek, near the Macquarie river. Rush to the Gold Fields of Bathurst was at first checked by the reports of disappointed gold diggers, but afterwards increased by the finding of a nugget worth £4,000. Government Gold Regulations : Commissioners were appointed to superintend the gold fields at Ophir, Braidwood and Maroo ;and thirty shillings per month were charged for miner's license. Immigration During Australia's Goldrush - Immigration raised the population from 70,000 (in 1850) to 400,000 (in 1856).