Gold Miner's 1848

Miners pan for gold in Alaska during the photo: The Granger Collection, New York

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.

Ballaarat [i.e. Ballarat] Flat, Victoria, Australia, 1860. [picture] , State Library of Victoria

Ballaarat [i. Ballarat] Flat, Victoria, Australia, [picture] , State Library of Victoria

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.

Bendigo Gold Fields Victoria, Australia.

The Cornish were (another) significant ethnic group in Greater Bendigo. They brought with them expert mining knowledge and practices and a deep commitment to Methodism. Cornish migration in the nin…

Canvas town south melbourne victoria 1850s - Victorian gold rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Writing prompt Canvas town south melbourne victoria - Victorian gold rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interior Convict Ship 1

Harper's Weekly image of the "coffin ships" showing the cramped, unhealthy accommodations for the Irish immigrants.

1853 The first stamp of Van Diemen's Land.(Tasmania)

Postage stamp separation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Separation of imperforate stamps by scissors, knife or tearing often leads to uneven margins on the stamp as in this 1853 stamp of Van Diemen's Land.

Truganini and last four Tasmanian Aborigines - Only they are not the last. Aboriginal people are still in Tasmania

A picture of the last four "full blooded" Tasmanian Aborigines c. Truganini, the last to survive, is seated at far right.

These trousers were issued to a convict transported from Britain to Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). They were part of the issued uniform given to the Port Arthur convicts during the operation of the penal system on the Tasman Peninsula 1830 - 1877.

These trousers were issued to a convict transported from Britain to Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). They were part of the issued uniform given to the Port Arthur convicts during the operation of the penal system on the Tasman Peninsula 1830 -

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