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.

"Portraits of The Aboriginal Habitants" , J.W.Giles 1847  from 'South Australia Illustrated' by George French Angas

"Portraits of The Aboriginal Habitants" , J.Giles 1847 from 'South Australia Illustrated' by George French Angas

Miner's Right (1865) FRONT (crop) The Miner's Right was introduced in 1855 in the colony of Victoria, replacing the Miner's Licence. Protests in 1853 at Bendigo with the formation of the Anti-Gold Licence Association and the rebellion of Eureka Stockade in December 1854 at Ballarat led to reform of the system with a cheaper annual fee of five shillings the right to mine gold, the right to vote, and the right to own land. Previously the mining licence was eight pounds a year.

ACTIVITY: LAW Students receive a 'Miner's Right' after receiving x amount of points for kindness shown in the classroom, as a welfare exercise incorporating the unit.

Township of Ballarat from Baths Hotel, showing part of the Camp and the 'Logs', 1855

This is 1855 postcard view of Lydiard St. in Ballarat looks from Bath's Hotel to the police enclosure on the far right.

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