In this scene, Chinese and European diggers methodically search for gold using various devices and techniques

In this scene, Chinese and European diggers methodically search for gold using various devices and techniques

The Eureka Flag was based on the constellation of the Southern Cross.

The Eureka Flag was based on the constellation of the Southern Cross.

In this scene Chinese workers are depicted clearing scrub and felling trees to make room for the growing settlement

In this scene Chinese workers are depicted clearing scrub and felling trees to make room for the growing settlement

Chinese Immigration to Victoria, Australia

Chinese Immigration to Victoria, Australia

In this scene, Chinese miners are fleeing from European rioters who are attacking them with spades and picks

In this scene, Chinese miners are fleeing from European rioters who are attacking them with spades and picks

This scene depicts Chinese men sitting in groups. Some appear to be deep in thought, perhaps homesick for the families they left behind

This scene depicts Chinese men sitting in groups. Some appear to be deep in thought, perhaps homesick for the families they left behind


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Chinese Immigration to Victoria, Australia

Chinese Immigration to Victoria, Australia

1850s–70s: A Long and Dangerous Journey   1850s Sailing Clipper. Image: Bill Wood Source: Museum Victoria For those who travelled to Australia in the nineteenth century, the journey was often long and dangerous. In calm weather a sailing ship might take as long as four months, while a well-run clipper ship with favourable winds could make the journey in a little over half this time.

1850s–70s: A Long and Dangerous Journey 1850s Sailing Clipper. Image: Bill Wood Source: Museum Victoria For those who travelled to Australia in the nineteenth century, the journey was often long and dangerous. In calm weather a sailing ship might take as long as four months, while a well-run clipper ship with favourable winds could make the journey in a little over half this time.

Irish Immigration to Victoria, Australia

Irish Immigration to Victoria, Australia

Lambing Flat riots 1861. Victoria taxed Chinese at £10 a head.  This created an illegal trade whereby the Chinese were dropped off at ports in South Australia.  Chinese diggers left Australia and went back to China with their gold.  It was a drain on the economy.  Riots ensued at gold mines between Chinese and European diggers.  So all states legislated against Chinese in 1880.  Their number quickly declined and many of those who remained grew vegetables for the European community.

Lambing Flat riots 1861. Victoria taxed Chinese at £10 a head. This created an illegal trade whereby the Chinese were dropped off at ports in South Australia. Chinese diggers left Australia and went back to China with their gold. It was a drain on the economy. Riots ensued at gold mines between Chinese and European diggers. So all states legislated against Chinese in 1880. Their number quickly declined and many of those who remained grew vegetables for the European community.

Freckles travelled back in time to Australia's Gold rush... visiting the Ballarat Gold Fields.

Freckles travelled back in time to Australia's Gold rush... visiting the Ballarat Gold Fields.

Australia might be behind in a lot of things, but when it came to giving women the vote, we led the way. (From Alex McDermott's 'Australian History for Dummies', 2011.)

Australia might be behind in a lot of things, but when it came to giving women the vote, we led the way. (From Alex McDermott's 'Australian History for Dummies', 2011.)

Graves of the Soldiers and Diggers who fell at the Eureka Stockade 3rd Dec. 1854.

Graves of the Soldiers and Diggers who fell at the Eureka Stockade 3rd Dec. 1854.

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Miner's Right - Issued at Maryborough, Victoria, Feb 1865 - Museum Victoria

Miner's Right - Issued at Maryborough, Victoria, Feb 1865 - Museum Victoria

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