It's Australia, 1850s, A Unit about the Gold Rush - This Australian Curriculum History inquiry unit focusses on the Gold Rush in Australia. Includes migration, perspectives and can be integrated with English. Includes 13 activities, resource list, an appendix and a powerpoint for IWB to support teaching.

FIND OUT: Excellent resource for teachers to help scaffold student's enquiries into this significant event in our history.

1873 Prison portrait of Ned Kelly at 19 years old (Ned Kelly Australia's most well-known and mythical bushranger)

Anton Yelnich Irish-Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, age fifteen, c. (National Museum of Australia-Canberra)

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 lasting from 1851 through the late Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded as a result of the influx of prospectors hoping to strike it rich.

Holtermann with gold nugget c.1873 Charles Bayliss    National Library of Australia

The Rush for Gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore.

First Australians, Tasmania. c 1866 albumen silver photograph by Henry Frith

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Aborigines, the last of the race, Tasmania, c.

Australian soldiers on camels in front of the Sphinx in Egypt [1915]

Australian soldiers on camels in front of the Sphinx, Egypt, 1915

love these 1920's mugshots

Fay Watson poses for the camera on March 1928 at Sydney’s Central Police Station. The Sydney Morning Herald reported her arrest in Crown Street, Darlinghurst and subsequent conviction for cocaine possession. She was fined 10 pounds.

A Japanese Ko-hyoteki class midget submarine, believed to be Midget No. 14, is raised from Sydney Harbour the day after the attack.

A Japanese Ko-hyoteki class midget submarine, believed to be Midget No. is raised from Sydney Harbour the day after the attack.

Group at the seaside by State Library of Victoria Collections, via Flickr.  Women wearing three-quarter length shift dresses with cloche hats, men in light coloured slacks and peaked caps. The women are seated or leaning back against foreshore rocks while the men are standing on rocks behind them. Melbourne Victoria Australia

Group at the seaside. Women wearing three-quarter length shift dresses with cloche hats, men in light coloured slacks and peaked caps.

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