Life on the Goldfields

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PHOTO: IMMIGRANTS ON THE GOLDFIELDS: Chinese miner Ballarat. In not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields. Gold Miners, Woman In Gold, Gold Prospecting, Victoria Australia, Gold Rush, Historical Pictures, Old West, Terra Australis, Old Photos

Chinese miner Ballarat. In 1854, not long after the news of the Gold discoveries in Victoria reached the British Colony of Hong Kong large numbers of Chinese diggers began to arrive to seek their fortune on the Gold Fields.

The Australian gold rush. Chinese gold digger starting for work, circa v Western Comics, Eureka Stockade, Australian Curriculum, Gold Rush, Australia Living, Queensland Australia, Old West, Family History, The Past

The Australian gold rush | australia.gov.au

Entry point for all Australian Commonwealth Government authorised information and services.

The Australian gold rush. Chinese gold digger starting for work, circa v Western Comics, Eureka Stockade, Australian Curriculum, Gold Rush, Australia Living, Queensland Australia, Old West, Family History, The Past

Anti-Chinese Racism | Australian Gold, History & Culture Info/Chinese On The Australian Gold Fields - Historic Gold Rush Village Mogo South Coast NSW Australia

Most migrants who joined the Australian goldrush left behind family and home. This was particularly difficult for the Chinese who came from a traditional culture that focused heavily on parents, family and the ancestral village.

Life on the Goldfields Poster Teaching History, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Primary Classroom, Primary School, Pioneer School, Australia Day, Gold Rush, Us History

Life on the Goldfields Poster

A poster highlighting information about what life was like on the goldfields.

Miners display a pan of nuggets from a new strike (see flag left) with Clerk of Petty Sessions, L. Donaldson (straw hat) to check the claim while butcher Leggatt sits on his cart, Gulgong area Australia Day, Western Australia, Van Diemen's Land, Gold Miners, Devon Uk, Australian Bush, The Old Days, Ghost Towns, Continents

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A gold strike. On the left is the red flag which the regulations stated must be hoisted for a week as soon as gold was found; then comes the syndicate of miners with one holding the dish with four or five nuggets; next is the clerk from the mining warden's office; on the right we see the butcher included by way of "local colour"; as a background, the forge (for the never-ending tool sharpening), and just behind it on the right the actual shaft and its tall whip-pole for horse-power hoisting.

The largest gold nugget discovered at Canadian Gully, Ballarat during the Victorian Gold Rush, the L. - Edwin Stockqueler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Primary History, Teaching History, Gold Deposit, Van Diemen's Land, Panning For Gold, Woman In Gold, Sand And Gravel, Gold Prospecting, Australian Artists

Australian gold rushes - Wikipedia

The Australian gold rushes changed the convict colonies into more progressive cities with the influx of free emigrants. These hopefuls, termed diggers, brought new skills and professions, contributing to a burgeoning economy. The mateship that evolved between these diggers and their collective resistance to authority led to the emergence of an unique national identity. Although not all diggers found riches on the goldfields, many decided to stay and integrate into these communities

1860 Lambing Flat Roll Up Banner Australia Migration, Chinese Market, Victorian Photos, History Timeline, Gold Rush, South Australia, Archaeology, Number, Eyes

1860 Lambing Flat Roll Up Banner | Australia's migration history timeline

Lambing Flat riots 1861. Victoria taxed Chinese at £10 a head. This created an illegal trade whereby the Chinese were dropped off at ports in South Australia. Chinese diggers left Australia and went back to China with their gold. It was a drain on the economy. Riots ensued at gold mines between Chinese and European diggers. So all states legislated against Chinese in 1880. Their number quickly declined and many of those who remained grew vegetables for the European community.

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. Primary History, Primary Education, Library Lessons, First Contact, Geography, Stage, Teacher, Gold Rush, Learning

We have an exciting NEW learning program on offer for Stage 3 students: Striking Gold! Travel back in time to Australia in the 1800’s and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of life on the goldfields.

Children were particularly vulnerable to the harsh conditions on the Australian gold fields - links to the State Library of Victoria website. Eureka Stockade, Primary History, Personal History, Australian Curriculum, Gold Rush, Picture Collection, Student Learning, Family Life, Vulnerability

Children | Ergo

As much as there may have been some opportunities for fun and fossicking, children would have suffered through the same basic living conditions and harsh weather on the goldfields. Children were often used as another source of labour but some managed to earn their own money running errands for diggers or shopkeepers.

The experience of life on the goldfields was different for all who arrived, but few had it easy. Learn about the people and communities who made the gold fields into a vibrant, multicultural and sometimes dangerous place to live. Gold Map, Fields, Victoria, History, Illustration, Artist, Life, Recherche Google, Stage

Life on the fields | Ergo

The experience of life on the goldfields was different for all who arrived, but few had it easy. Learn about the people and communities who made the gold fields into a vibrant, multicultural and sometimes dangerous place to live.

Life On The Goldfields - Not Easy For Chinese Various Chinese societies (e. the Sze Yap) tried to help their fellow "strangers in a strange land", so that they could be seen to conform with European standards. South Coast Nsw, Gold Rush, Fields, Pergola, Chinese, Year 6, Australia, Community, Outdoor Structures

Chinese Communities Life On The 1850s Goldfields | Australian Gold, History & Culture Info/Chinese On The Australian Gold Fields - Historic Gold Rush Village Mogo South Coast NSW Australia

Life On The 1850s Goldfields - Not Easy For Chinese Various Chinese societies (e.g. the Sze Yap) tried to help their fellow "strangers in a strange land", so that they could be seen to conform with European standards.

Life on the goldfields Virtual Exhibition State Library of Victoria website as it appeared on 21 May null Victorian Gold, Gold Rush, City Photo, History, Canvas, Life, Tela, Historia, Canvases

21 May 2004 - www.statelibrary.vic.gov.au/slv/exhibitions/goldfields - Trove

Life on the goldfields Virtual Exhibition State Library of Victoria website as it appeared on 21 May 2004. null

Life on the Australian Goldfields History, Gold, Life, Historia, Yellow

Life on the Australian Goldfields

People travelled from all over the world to seek their fortune on the Australian goldfields. But when they got to Australia, they found life was tough. The diggers lived in makeshift tents that didn't keep out the weather or thieves. The food was bad, clean water was scarce and every day was full of danger. How did these early emigrants make a life for themselves in this harsh new place? Life Is Tough, Australia Day, Children's Literature, Tents, Weather, Music, People, Books, Movies

People travelled from all over the world to seek their fortune on the Australian goldfields. But when they got to Australia, they found life was tough. The diggers lived in makeshift tents that didn't keep out the weather or thieves. The food was bad, clean water was scarce and every day was full of danger. How did these early emigrants make a life for themselves in this harsh new place?