Group 23 – History – Primary School Society and Environment Teaching

Life on the goldfields (Year 5) // HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia // HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time // Created by Rachael Head, Melanie Jones, Anne Peterson, Matthew Weston and Erin Whipp
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PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: 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 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.

ARTWORK: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese immigrants referred to the Australian gold fields as 'Xin Jin Shan', or the New Gold Mountain.

ARTWORK: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese immigrants referred to the Australian gold fields as 'Xin Jin Shan', or the New Gold Mountain.

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: The gold rushes; Australia's population more than tripled from 430,000 in 1851 to 1.7 million in 1871.  From 1852-1860, 290,000 people

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: The gold rushes; Australia's population more than tripled from 430,000 in 1851 to 1.7 million in 1871. From 1852-1860, 290,000 people

FAMILY PORTRAIT: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: A young  Chinese family in early Victoria . After  the gold rush , many stayed on to become successful merchants and traders .

FAMILY PORTRAIT: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: A young Chinese family in early Victoria . After the gold rush , many stayed on to become successful merchants and traders .

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese on stage coach to goldfields. The gold rush attracted an influx of migrants from around the world, within a year the Bendigo sheep station was transformed into a major settlement in the newly proclaimed Colony of Victoria.

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese on stage coach to goldfields. The gold rush attracted an influx of migrants from around the world, within a year the Bendigo sheep station was transformed into a major settlement in the newly proclaimed Colony of Victoria.

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: William A. Sac's Chinese Boarding House, Gulgong, 1871-1875

PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: William A. Sac's Chinese Boarding House, Gulgong, 1871-1875

RESOURCE: THE GOLD RUSH AND THE ECONOMY – The new aristocracy

RESOURCE: THE GOLD RUSH AND THE ECONOMY – The new aristocracy

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