Gold Rush 1852 Australia

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.

Gold Prospector's Hut, Upper Dargo, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia in 1870

Edward Hargraves, a failed California gold prospector from England, sparked the second largest gold rush in the world: The Victoria Gold Rush in Australia

fascinating page about Australian colonial history

Swearing Allegiance to the Southern Cross on 1 December 1854 — watercolour by Charles Doudiet.

Edwin Stockqueler, An Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas, ca. 1855, National Gallery of Australia

An Australian Gold Diggings, Edwin Stockqueler, 1829 - 1900 - Australian gold rushes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Australian Gold Rush

This old photo shows men and boys digging for gold in the Australian gold rush. The novel's latter chapters take place amid the gold rush and feature rebellious prospectors called "diggers.


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Chinese immigrants first arrived in Australia during the gold rush years of the 1850's . Chinese are now among the largest groups of Australia's immigrants .

Chinese immigrants referred to the Australian gold fields as 'Xin Jin Shan', or the New Gold Mountain.

Nice & Simple! 1850s | My Place for teachers

Nice & Simple! 1850s | My Place for teachers

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An animation Burdon and I did years ago for a history project (in year 10 i think) I MADE THE FIRE

The Eureka Stockade & Bentley's Hotel Riots 1854.wmv

The Eureka Stockade Bentley's Hotel Riots 1854

The Australian goldfields brought miners from all parts of the world.  Here is a guidebook in French.  'Costume du mineur, Guide aux mines d'or en Australie'. But many diggers brought their old world prejudices with them. Mr. Harrison says, "All sorts of fights to watch if you liked fights, the lascars and the Jamaicans, the proddy and the bog Irish, even the Chinks fought each other a couple of times."  And not everyone got home with their gold. Like Phryne's 'wild colonial boy' mummy.

The Australian goldfields brought miners from all parts of the world. Here is a guidebook in French.

The Australian Gold Rush via the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland #history #genealogy  (Image of gold fever miners).

The Australian Gold Rush via the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Image of gold fever miners).

Once on land, the Chinese stick together. Sung Ma writes, "Barbarian people hiss at us in the street. They don't want us here."

Law and the Australian Goldfields

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