The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

Charles Mayes, architect and surveyor, Hill End 1872.... HILL END is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia, in the Bathurst district. It owes its existence to the   gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, eight churches, and twenty-eight pubs.

Charles Mayes, architect and surveyor, Hill End 1872.... HILL END is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia, in the Bathurst district. It owes its existence to the gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, eight churches, and twenty-eight pubs.

Clarke Street, Hill End 1872. Hill End is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia, in Bathurst Regional Council. It owes its existence to the New South Wales gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, eight churches, and twenty-eight pubs. Its decline when the gold gave out was dramatic: by 1945 the population was 700.

Clarke Street, Hill End 1872. Hill End is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia, in Bathurst Regional Council. It owes its existence to the New South Wales gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, eight churches, and twenty-eight pubs. Its decline when the gold gave out was dramatic: by 1945 the population was 700.

Panning  In 1851 a gentleman by the name of Edward Hargraves discovered a grain of gold in Bathurst NSW. This small discovery held great historical significance and marked the beginning of the GOLD RUSH.

Panning In 1851 a gentleman by the name of Edward Hargraves discovered a grain of gold in Bathurst NSW. This small discovery held great historical significance and marked the beginning of the GOLD RUSH.

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Bourke and Wills - explorers


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Eureka! The Rush for Gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore. Follow the story of the people who sought the glittering prize. http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/gold

Eureka! The Rush for Gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore. Follow the story of the people who sought the glittering prize. http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/gold

Chinese gold digger starting for work, ca. 1860 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 60526 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/134556 | thefashionarchives.org

Chinese gold digger starting for work, ca. 1860 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 60526 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/134556 | thefashionarchives.org

Australian Gold, History and Culture Info. There are links at the bottom of the page here too. The information is produced by the Gold Rush Colony Theme Park.

Australian Gold, History and Culture Info. There are links at the bottom of the page here too. The information is produced by the Gold Rush Colony Theme Park.

A page supporting the Stage 3 unit Gold! with selected links to information, interactive games, challenges, videos, a podcast, related literature and activities for students and teachers Sites2See: Gold. From NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre.

A page supporting the Stage 3 unit Gold! with selected links to information, interactive games, challenges, videos, a podcast, related literature and activities for students and teachers Sites2See: Gold. From NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre.

J. Green’s Pie and Coffee Rooms, Hill End, NSW, 1872.  Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

J. Green’s Pie and Coffee Rooms, Hill End, NSW, 1872. Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

Accounts of women who arrived during the Gold Rush. Some were miners or helped their husbands mine for gold. 1900 Chronicle drawing of Pioneer Mother at door of Log Cabin

Accounts of women who arrived during the Gold Rush. Some were miners or helped their husbands mine for gold. 1900 Chronicle drawing of Pioneer Mother at door of Log Cabin

The Gold Rush of 1849 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com http://www.history.com/topics/gold-rush-of-1849

The Gold Rush of 1849 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com http://www.history.com/topics/gold-rush-of-1849

Emigrant Guide: 1848 President James Polk confirms the discovery of gold in California, leading to the 'gold rush' of 1848 and 1849.

Emigrant Guide: 1848 President James Polk confirms the discovery of gold in California, leading to the 'gold rush' of 1848 and 1849.

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