Bernard Otto Holtermann and the world's largest "nugget" of gold, North Sydney, ca. 1874-1876 / montage photograph by American and Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Bernard Otto Holtermann and the world's largest "nugget" of gold, North Sydney, ca. / montage photograph by American and Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection. Worth exactly one crap ton.

These Australian Exploration Cards are great for learning about the history of Australia.

Australian Exploration Cards

These Australian Exploration Cards are great for learning about the history of…

Afghan cameleers played a significant role in opening up the inland of Australia's during the 1800s

Afghans and their camels have a long history in Australia (Photo: State Library of South Australia)

Miners playing ping pong with shovel and panning tin,  Queensland, c. 1890

Miners Playing Ping Pong with shovel and panning tin, in Queensland, Australia Photo shared by State Library of Queensland, Australia.

Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland. 1870. State Library of Queensland, Australia.

Image Size: small medium large Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland, ca. 1870 Gold miners outside a bark hut, Queensland, ca.

Chinese miner Ballarat.  In 1854, not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese miner Ballarat. In not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

California Gold Miner Prospector Pick Axe & Shovel Oroville CA Kusel CDV Photo

California Gold Miner Prospector Pick Axe & Shovel Oroville CA Kusel CDV Photo

California Gold Miner Prospector Pick Axe & Shovel Oroville CA Kusel CDV Photo Raj & Henry - in the gold rush, the people who sold pick axes and shovels made the money.

Miner's Right (1865) FRONT (crop) The Miner's Right was introduced in 1855 in the colony of Victoria, replacing the Miner's Licence. Protests in 1853 at Bendigo with the formation of the Anti-Gold Licence Association and the rebellion of Eureka Stockade in December 1854 at Ballarat led to reform of the system with a cheaper annual fee of five shillings the right to mine gold, the right to vote, and the right to own land. Previously the mining licence was eight pounds a year.

ACTIVITY: LAW Students receive a 'Miner's Right' after receiving x amount of points for kindness shown in the classroom, as a welfare exercise incorporating the unit.

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