Sovereign Hill is a living museum of Colonial Australia in the goldrush times...a stunning place !

Step back in time to Sovereign HIll Ballarat Victoria. This is one ofmy most favourite places in the world.

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.

Gulgong miners, 1872. - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

Gulgong miners, - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss - Images from the late depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

Australian Gold, History and Culture Info. There are links at the bottom of the page here too. The information is produced by the Gold Rush Colony Theme Park.

Resources For History Buffs & School Projects Information For School Students To Use As Worksheets The community, owners and staff of the Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo (NSW South Coast Australia) have a wealth of information to share.

A Brief History of Australia: Part 2/5

Taking a largely chronological approach, A Brief History of Australia looks at social, cultural, economic, and political trends in the country's long history.

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