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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.
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
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: 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.
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.