#gold prospecting  #49ers  #gold panning (There is a website giving away free gold or silver in one of the ads at www.goldshopper.org)

#gold prospecting #49ers #gold panning (There is a website giving away free gold or silver in one of the ads at www.goldshopper.org)

Gold minehead and gold miners, Hill End-Tambaroora, Australia, ca. 1870.

Gold minehead and gold miners, Hill End-Tambaroora, Australia, ca. 1870.

Miners cradling for gold at Box Ridge near Sofala - 46 km from Bathurst - circa…

Miners cradling for gold at Box Ridge near Sofala - 46 km from Bathurst - circa…

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8) Miners Humpy

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Sunlight Gold Mine, Bakers Creek, Hillgrove, NSW. Circa 1916. Have you ever been to Hillgrove? #ThrowbackThursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/legal/copyright

Sunlight Gold Mine, Bakers Creek, Hillgrove, NSW. Circa 1916. Have you ever been to Hillgrove? #ThrowbackThursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/legal/copyright

Below are resources you may use to help find out what life was like for the Miners during the Gold Rush. You may use books or the Internet in addition to the information below.

Below are resources you may use to help find out what life was like for the Miners during the Gold Rush. You may use books or the Internet in addition to the information below.

Australia's Gold Rush in pictures -  Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

Australia's Gold Rush in pictures - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

Castlemaine Australia 1800s gold rush diggings.  Eventually Phryne's search for information about the mummy will bring her to Castlemaine as well. The two stories will converge to reveal the whole of both mysteries and provide an multifaceted  portrait of life for diggers in the 1850s.

Castlemaine Australia 1800s gold rush diggings. Eventually Phryne's search for information about the mummy will bring her to Castlemaine as well. The two stories will converge to reveal the whole of both mysteries and provide an multifaceted portrait of life for diggers in the 1850s.

Chinese gold digger starting for work, ca. 1860 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 60526 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/134556 | thefashionarchives.org

Chinese gold digger starting for work, ca. 1860 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 60526 http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/134556 | thefashionarchives.org

Vincent Sachs with massive molybdenite samples from the Sachs Molybdenite mine, Kingsgate, NSW. Late 19th Century #ThrowbackThursday

Vincent Sachs with massive molybdenite samples from the Sachs Molybdenite mine, Kingsgate, NSW. Late 19th Century #ThrowbackThursday

A miner and his wife dry puddling #opal dirt on their claim near #LightningRidge, circa #1994. #ThrowbackThursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/legal/copyright

A miner and his wife dry puddling #opal dirt on their claim near #LightningRidge, circa #1994. #ThrowbackThursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/legal/copyright

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. -  Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

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