Melbourne, in the Flinders St - Spencer St area 1920s,(or possibly 1930) by late Albury photographer, J J Dallinger, ©The Jack Dallinger Collection | Photo Supplies;  via Flickr | foto supplies. VIntage Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  [Please keep photo credit and original link if reusing or repinning. Thanks!]

Melbourne, in the Flinders St - Spencer St area 1920s,(or possibly 1930) by late Albury photographer, J J Dallinger, ©The Jack Dallinger Collection | Photo Supplies; via Flickr | foto supplies. VIntage Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Please keep photo credit and original link if reusing or repinning. Thanks!]


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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. The pictures are beautifully lit, and they [...]

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

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. The pictures are beautifully lit, and they [...]

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.

Fossickers at Nerrena in Gippsland Victoria Australia in 1904. The land in the background has been heavily worked by miners and is denuded of timber and most vegetation.

Fossickers at Nerrena in Gippsland Victoria Australia in 1904. The land in the background has been heavily worked by miners and is denuded of timber and most vegetation.

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.

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