It's Australia, 1850s, A Unit about the Gold Rush - This Australian Curriculum History inquiry unit focusses on the Gold Rush in Australia. Includes migration, perspectives and can be integrated with English. Includes 13 activities, resource list, an appendix and a powerpoint for IWB to support teaching.

FIND OUT: Excellent resource for teachers to help scaffold student's enquiries into this significant event in our history.

Check out these old back-and-white photos of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. These mostly show the town’s inhabitants standing proudly in the dusty town or right in front of their establishments — like a butcher shop and an undertaker’s shop — and staring right into the lens.

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

American & Australasian Photographic Company Herbert Street, west side looking north from Mayne Street and showing Barnes’ Chemist Shop, Gulgong 1872 Wet plate glass negative, on 18242

The Australian Gold Rush - Free Lesson Plans, Games, Powerpoints

Australia - The Gold Rush The Eureka Stockade for Kids - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games

Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.

GET INTEREST: Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The gold rush was one of the most important periods of Australia's history, especially for the bush. This is the remarkable story of a priceless photographic record of that gold rush rediscovered in a suburban shed.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The gold rush was one of the most important periods of Australia's history, especially for the bush. This is the remarkable story of a priceless photographic record of that gold rush rediscovered in a suburban shed.

Chinese name plates. Grade 5/6 students researched their name in Chinese and mounted the work themselves. Linked to their Australian gold rush inquiry unit.

Chinese name plates. Grade students researched their name in Chinese and mounted the work themselves. Linked to their Australian gold rush inquiry unit.

Australian gold rushes; The discovery of the Victorian Goldfields has converted a remote dependency into a country of world wide fame; it has attracted a population, extraordinary in number, with unprecedented rapidity; it has enhanced the value of property to an enormous extent; it has made this the richest country in the world and all this in less than three years.   read more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_gold_rush

Australian gold rushes; The discovery of the Victorian Goldfields has converted a remote dependency into a country of world wide fame; it has attracted a population, extraordinary in number, with unprecedented rapidity; it has enhanced the value of property to an enormous extent; it has made this the richest country in the world and all this in less than three years. read more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_gold_rush

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

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


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