On 19 October, 1872, the Holtermann’s nugget was found in Australia. It is the largest specimen of gold ever found, measuring 150 x 66 cm, weighing 286 kg and with an estimated gold content of 5000 ounces (57 kg). Entire shiploads of prospectors bound for California took a U-turn to rush down under. The resultant infrastructure and population boom shaped Victoria and especially Melbourne city. Holtermann invested  wisely, building a magnificent mansion in Sydney, depicting nugget and himself

On 19 October, the Holtermann’s nugget was found in Australia.

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 lasting from 1851 through the late Learn more about it and how much Australia's population expanded as a result of the influx of prospectors hoping to strike it rich.

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.

This picture i showing how people used to Pan gold at Gold rush time in the river before.They used a bowl to wash in the river or stream what they got from digging to get gold.

Gold Rush Year 5 Artworks on Art with Mrs Baker

L esson Background: As a part of our History unit, students have been learning about and researching century significant peopl.

The Night We Made the Flag, a book about the Eureka Stockade. Suits Year 5 history curriculum.

(Own) The Night We Made the Flag Carole Wilkinson , a book about the Eureka Stockade.

NSW Australia A Bank of New South Wales 'tent branch' in the goldfields at West Wyalong.

The Bank of New South Wales 'tent branch' in the goldfields at West Wyalong, NSW, Australia.

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


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