Gold Rush Prospector, 1849

Gold Rush Prospector, 1849

Gold Rush Prospector, 1849 La vie d'un cow boy trouillard au far West.

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

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

The Australian Gold Rush

This old photo shows men and boys digging for gold in the Australian gold rush. The novel's latter chapters take place amid the gold rush and feature rebellious prospectors called "diggers.

Diggers on way to Bendigo

Diggers on way to Bendigo S T Gill. This makes me think of my gg grandfather whose wife died at Bendigo leaving him with 3 small children. He spent his final years living in Llanelly, not far from Dunolly.

Gold is valuable and there are many weird, cool, awesome, funny amazing and interesting gold facts you probably aren't aware of.

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