12-pound gold nugget found by amateur Prospector in Ballarat, Australia

12 pound gold nugget-Gold is the only metal with yellow colour. It just captures your mind.

Splash is ABC Australia's new Educational Website that is linked to the National Curriculum. The site is for Teachers, Students and Parents. It contains articles, video, audio and games. The content is separated into three areas Early Primary (Foundation - Year 3), Upper Primary (Years 4 -6) and Secondary (Years 7 - 10). There are four subject areas to choose from English, Math, Science and History. You can filter your searches by year level, subject and media type. There is a Parent's area…

Splash is ABC Australia's new Educational Website that is linked to the National Curriculum. The site is for Teachers, Students and Parents. There are four subject areas to choose from English, Math, Science and History.

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.

map of gold deposits in Australia

This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat

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.

Australia's Gold Rush ~ Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 1872

In the early Australian Gold Rush Days, times were tough ~ Photo of Clarke Street.,Hill End, NSW.

Year 5 History Collage or poster - based on life in Australia in the 1800's

Year 5 History Collage or poster - based on life in Australia in the Use historical terms and concepts Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies

Gold rush - ABC Splash. Explore two videos: It's Australia's brand new gold rush and The famouse Bakery Hill speech to discover what life was like for those involved in the gold rush of early settlement.

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.

Australia's Gold Rush in pictures -  Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

GET INTEREST: Establish the context. ---Australia's Gold Rush in pictures - Images from the late depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW.

Goldpanning at Gembrook Victoria Australia in the 1890s. The miner swirls gold-bearing sludge in the pan with water, allowing fine gold fragments to settle in the corner of the dish.

Goldpanning at Gembrook Victoria Australia in the The miner swirls gold-bearing sludge in the pan with water, allowing fine gold fragments to settle in the corner of the dish.

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.

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.

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