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Golden Victoria

Golden Victoria
The discovery of gold in Victoria created years of wealth for the young colony. Here was a metal that could liberate servants from their masters and sometimes set those masters off to dig for gold themselves. With little attention paid to the environment or the Indigenous custodians of the land, all Victorian soil became potential ‘paydirt’. In this section, learn about the positive and negative impacts of gold mining; many of which we can still see today. Learn about gold's properties, uses and how it was mined. Find out what life was like on the Victorian gold fields. The colony of Victoria had become a magnet for the world and fortune hunters everywhere.

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Why did the great journey's of exploration occur? In this part of your course you are investigating some of the great explorations in world history. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries there was a great outbreak of exploration from Europe to unknown areas of the world. Why did this happen? The First FleetAustralian History Research THE FOUNDERS OF A NATIONAUSTRALIA’S FIRST FLEET – 1788by Cathy Dunn and Marion McCreadie Between 1788 and 1850 the English sent over 162,000 convicts to Australia in 806 ships. The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia. This is their story. Captain James Cook discovered the east coast of New Holland in 1770 and named it New South Wales.

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Australian Gold, History & Culture Info/Chinese On The Australian Gold Fields - Historic Gold Rush Village Mogo South Coast NSW Australia Most migrants who joined the Australian goldrush left behind family and home. This was particularly difficult for the Chinese who came from a traditional culture that focused heavily on parents, family and the ancestral village. The majority of Chinese men who came to NSW were not individual fortune hunters, but came as a family representative seeking an essential and supplementary income for his family and his wife who had been left at home to honour her primary role as support for her in-laws. Added to that was the "credit-ticket" system whereby the family, villagers and brokers set up a co-operative venture to pay for the ticket.

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The First Fleet Over 252 days, the First Fleet brought over 1500 men, women and children half way around the world from England to New South Wales. Detail from Botany Bay; Sirius & Convoy going in ... 21 January 1788.from 'A Voyage to New South Wales' by William Bradley, December 1786 - May 1792, Safe 1/14 On 13 of May 1787, the fleet of 11 ships set sail from Portsmouth, England. Riot or Revolution (2005) clip 1 on ASO This clip starts approximately 20 minutes into the documentary. We are shown illustrations of a landscape scene of a port, men working in a minefields and a congregation of squatters. This is intermittently cut into a reenactment of an actor playing Governor Hotham accompany a narration. We hear sound effects of mean talking and chamber music under the narration. There is a portrait of La Trobe against a Union Jack, we then see illustration of men debating in parliament and diggers and policemen in mining camps.

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