Explore the impact of the gold rushes on Australia and uncover the stories of the diggers at SBS GOLD! The topics below detail the varied results of the gold rushes on the young colonies of Australia, and use newspapers, diaries and memoirs to uncover the personal experiences of those caught up in the rush.

SBS GOLD ~ The story and impact of the gold rushes on Australia is great website that can be used in class to help explain the gold rush period and the impacts it has had on our land.

~ GOLD ~SBS Interactive Resource page.

SBS GOLD ~ The story and impact of the gold rushes on Australia is great website that can be used in class to help explain the gold rush period and the impacts it has had on our land.

Damper Recipe.

Damper

Damper - traditional Aussie bread made in a bush or Outback campfire.We having one tomorrow - Australia Day!

Eureka! The Rush for Gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore. Follow the story of the people who sought the glittering prize.

The Rush for Gold. The gold rushes and the diggers who worked the goldfields are etched into Australian folklore.

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.

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.

In the years following the 1850s gold rush a new breed of entrepreneur, the Australian bush ranger, took center stage. And even though they held up gold and mail coaches, killed travellers, and in some instances took entire town’s hostage many have been described favourably by historians. Why?

Ben Hall, Australian Bushranger

Damper On a Stick

Fun On A Stick Recipes - Lollipop Recipes - Toffee Apple Recipes - Family eating

Australian Gold, History and Culture Info. There are links at the bottom of the page here too. The information is produced by the Gold Rush Colony Theme Park.

Australian Gold, History and Culture Info. The information is produced by the Gold Rush Colony Theme Park.

The Australia Gold Rush. This is produced by the Australian Government. Don't forget to scroll down the page. There are links throughout as well as at the side.

Johnson, J. (Joseph Colin Francis) A game of euchre in the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery - life on the goldfields - and a scene of tolerance that was not always the norm.

Gold Mining Licence from 1853. Learn more about this object from the Powerhouse Museum as well as history relating to the time.

Gold Mining Licence from Learn more about this object from the Powerhouse Museum as well as history relating to the time.

Explore how gold impacted on Australia and learn about the life of the diggers. The site includes some interactive aspects such as a map.

Gold in Victoria, Australia - links to site which is full of interesting information

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