Some mighty big lumps of gold. Holtermann from left), Richard Ormsby Kerr (centre) and Beyers from right), with reef gold from Star of Hope mine, / American & Australasian Photographic Company, originally uploaded by State Library.
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.
Eureka flag remains: The Eureka Flag was originally a war flag used by the Eureka Rebellion of 1854 on the goldfields of Ballarat. Dark blue background with a cross that has a star at each extremity and one at the cross section of the two axes.
The State Library has an exciting NEW learning program on offer for Stage 3 students: Striking Gold! Travel back in time to Australia in the and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of life on the goldfields.