Eugene von Guérard, 'I have got it'. Ballarat,1854, State Library of Victoria...gold panning

Eugene von Guérard, 'I have got it'. State Library of Victoria, Australia .

Gold rush - ABC Splash. Explore two videos: It's Australia's brand new gold rush and The famouse Bakery Hill speech to discover what life was like for those involved in the gold rush of early settlement.

Some mighty big lumps of gold. Holtermann from left), Richard Ormsby Kerr (centre) and Beyers from right), with reef gold from Star of Hope mine, / American & Australasian Photographic Company, originally uploaded by State Library.

Geological Survey party leaving Walhalla for Mount Baw BawVictoria Australia , January 1904. On horseback at left is William Baragwanath, who published detailed reports on the Ballarat and Walhalla goldfields and would become Director of the Geological Survey in 1920.

Photo: Geological Survey party leaving Walhalla for Mount Baw Baw, January 1904

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.

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat,Victoria

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat,Victoria- Loved this place!

Sovereign Hill open-air museum, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

My first ever solo road trip!

Ballarat architecture

A Swiss Chalet Style Queen Anne Villa - Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia. Established in 1884 as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery by the citizens of Ballarat both the building and part of its collection is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and by the National Trust of Victoria.   The gallery is notable as the home, since 1895, of the original Eureka Flag and houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day

Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia. Established in 1884 as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery by the citizens of Ballarat both the building and part of its collection is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and by the National Trust of Victoria. The gallery is notable as the home, since 1895, of the original Eureka Flag and houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day

Soveriegn Hill Ballarat Victoria Australia

Soveriegn Hill Ballarat Victoria Australia

My great, great uncle William Parnell (born 1832) sailed to Port Phillip Bay, Australia on the Ballarat arriving in June 1855. His last letter to his family was from the New South Wales goldfields in 1858. He never returned to England but appears to have resumed his life as a mariner working on ships travelling between Brisbane and Melbourne.

Take a virtual tour of NSW gold fields at the State Library's Historypin account!

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