Gold Fields History

The Central Goldfields has a vibrant history dating back to those early hey days of the Victorian Gold Rush.
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The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded.

The old traditional method of panning for  gold in streams and rivers and different places of Australia in the gold rush times, some places were Bendigo, Ballarat in victoria, Australia. People still pan for gold now and the odd nugget is still found.

The old traditional method of panning for gold in streams and rivers and different places of Australia in the gold rush times, some places were Bendigo, Ballarat in victoria, Australia. People still pan for gold now and the odd nugget is still found.

Historic Post Office Clunes. Once a thriving gold rush town, Clunes, Victoria, Australia

Historic Post Office Clunes. Once a thriving gold rush town, Clunes, Victoria, Australia

Photographer: "Photographed in Clunes, Victoria, Australa. Historic shops now empty, a left over from the Victorian Gold Rush of the 19th Century. What an amazing place."

Photographer: "Photographed in Clunes, Victoria, Australa. Historic shops now empty, a left over from the Victorian Gold Rush of the 19th Century. What an amazing place."

Mount Alexander

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FIVE MILE CREEK, CLUNES. [picture] , State Library of Victoria

FIVE MILE CREEK, CLUNES. [picture] , State Library of Victoria

General view of Clunes [picture] , State Library of Victoria

General view of Clunes [picture] , State Library of Victoria

Clunes Free Library, Clunes, Victoria, Australia

Clunes Free Library, Clunes, Victoria, Australia

CLUNES (c.1900) | Victoria, Australia   ✫ღ⊰n

CLUNES (c.1900) | Victoria, Australia ✫ღ⊰n

Melbourne Fresh Daily: CLUNES, VICTORIA - Clunes Town Hall

Melbourne Fresh Daily: CLUNES, VICTORIA - Clunes Town Hall

Fraser Street, the main street of the historic 1880's gold mining town of Clunes in Central Victoria, Australia.

Fraser Street, the main street of the historic 1880's gold mining town of Clunes in Central Victoria, Australia.

UNKNOWN, Clunes township, famous for its rich quartz gold mines

UNKNOWN, Clunes township, famous for its rich quartz gold mines

The riot at Clunes. [picture] , State Library of Victoria

The riot at Clunes. [picture] , State Library of Victoria

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