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Australia Gold Rushes

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The Australian gold rushes: facts about life and personalities in the goldfields, and how the gold rushes shaped Australia's history.
Gold was first found in New South Wales . Unofficially, traces were first found in the Fish River in the 1830s; officially, gold was first found at Ophir in 1851.
They wore Bamboo hats, grey tops and pants, and grey shoes.
Yes. It is estimated that the population of Australia trebled from 430,000 in 1851 to 1.7 million in 1871.
Theres two main methods used to mine for gold today.Open-cut mining: In Open-cut mining, surface rocks and layers of earth are stripped away using really big shifters. Over a long period of time the mine is excavated in layers, which are known as benches. Underground mining: Underground mining is...
None. But they were allowed 48 days before the money was demanded from the government!
From overseas, they came by sailing ships. They then went on, likethe locals, by animal transport or walking.
They earned so much because they were the only ones who sold food and other things the miners needed and they could make the prices as high as they wanted.
Yes. The Eureka stockade is considered to be the birthplace of democracy in Australia. This was when the gold miners on the Ballarat goldfields rebelled against the monthly gold licence, not to mention the surprise licence checks which could result in people being thrown in gaol. The events of the...
The town of Arltunga was named after a subgroup of the central Australian Arrente Aborigines.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine and all around Victoria's  'gold-belt' covering much of regional Victoria. Also, QLD and NSW  had gold rushes of their own.
The battle involved the Red-Coats (police) and the miners. It was a  battle over the sudden increase in the cost of a mining licence.
Gold was found at Tennant Creek in the 1930s.
When it came to the Eureka Stockade, the Australian gold miners elected Peter Lalor as their leader.
No, he was born in Gosport, Hampshire in England.
The world's largest gold nugget was found in Australia on 5 February 1869. This was the " Welcome Stranger ", and it measured 61cm by 31cm. It was discovered by prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates at Moliagul, which is about halfway between Maryborough and St Arnaud in western Victoria....
The Eureka Stockade Started in Ballarat!
There was great demand for entertainment of all sorts from not onlythe diggers but also th large numbers who provided support servicesto the mining industry. Also the overall increase in prosperityflowed on to the families of miners and in the support industries.
The official year of discovery of gold in New South Wales and, four months later, Victoria, was 1851. These were the discoveries that sparked the gold rush in Australia.
Australia's southern state of Victoria is rich in goldfields. Gold has been found in the following centres (among others): . Ballarat . Bendigo . Castlemaine . Chiltern . Beechworth . Maldon . Maryborough . Dunolly . Daylesford . Clunes . Walhalla . Berringa . Wedderburn
"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other, and fight to defend our rights and liberties."
There were holes and the waste was washed down by a river.
A combined force of imperial soldiers and Victorian police.
The very first discoveries of gold in Australia were actually at South Australia, but there was insufficient payable gold to warrant official notification.   The first "official" discovery of gold in Australia was made in New South Wales, at the place now known as Ophir.  
Often the Chinese miners took over sites that Americans hadabandoned because the easy-to-find gold was gone.
In the gold rush of 1849, many people flocked from the east to California looking to strike it rich. There were so many people that moved to California that it was able to become a state. Also, in the 1897-1898 gold rush in the Yukon Territory, many people stopped what they were doing to go to...
Non-payment of licence fees, bushranging, claim jumping, robbery,stealing, assault, murder, illegal trading.
People from all over the world were drawn to the Australian gold rush. Naturally, tens of thousands of Australians downed their tools or left their farms to travel to the goldfields. As well, people came from Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and Asia (especially China).
they went to the water pool to get water
James McBrien was the first person to officially find gold in  Australia. This began the era of the Australian gold rushes.
There are a couple: These are all about the Australian Goldrushes.
Gold fever in Australia began with the first official discovery of gold in 1851.
The Eureka Stockade is oarticularly important in Australian history  because it is regarded as the birthplace of Australian democracy.    The Eureka Stockade was the 1854 miners' uprising on the goldfields  of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The main source of discontent on  the goldfields...
At about 3:00am on Sunday, 3 December 1854, 276 police and military personnel and several civilians stormed the stockade. The clash lasted until about 7am. "Officially", the battle was recorded as lasting 20 minutes. See also the related question.
"Bush Meat", meaning anything slow enough to catch.
You would scoop up a bit of the sand or dirt from a sream bottom and swirl it around with a little bit of water. The gold particles being heavier than the sand or dirt would settle to the bottom and another dip or two in the stream would wash off the sand. It didn't produce nuggets, just small...
Australia is a massive mine/quarry for almost all minerals and metals. Just look at the two major economies that didn't get hit by the GFC. China (the customer) & Australia (the vendor).The better question would be "What are the names of the places in Australia where gold can not be found?"
Sluices were first used in the alluvial mining of gold placer deposits during the California Gold Rush.
They cost 30 shillings
Peter Lalor led the Eureka Stockade rebellion. The Eureka Stockade occurred in Ballarat, Victoria, during the early years of the Australian goldrush. In the event, the gold miners rebelled against the miner's licence, which cost a monthly fee of 30 shillings and allowed the holder to work a...
Gold was not found in Cairns or Townsville, both coastal cities of far north Queensland. These cities do not lie in gold-bearing country. The closest gold discoveries to either place were in Ravenswood and Charters Towers.
in 1849, for the Californian gold rush. he found no gold there so he sailed back to Australia
Because, the gold would sink to the bottom of the pan while all of the dirt would seep through the pan.
They ate fresh fruit, veggies and meat from their farm animals
Edward Hargraves is considered to be the one who first officially discovered gold in Australia, in 1851. Gold was discovered in Australia as early as the 1830s, but discoveries were initially kept secret for a number of reasons, in particularm the fear that it would cause unrest among the convicts...
Children on the goldfields wore what they normally wore - play clothes, long or short breeches for the boys, and dresses for the girls. These clothes were basically the same as what their counterparts elsewhere wore, according to the traditions and customs of the time.
Saddle-reef gold is found in Hill End, New South Wales. This occurs in quartz veins.
There were between 22 and 34 diggers killed, and 6 troopers. Names of people who died in the Eureka Stockade include: . Henry Christopher Wise - trooper - died 18 days later . William Webb . Joseph Wall - trooper . Michael Roney - trooper . Felix Boyle - trooper - died over a month later from...
the Melbourne gold rush took place int he early 1850's
Although there were minor reports of gold earlier, the first official, reported discovery of gold in South Australia was in January 1846, near Castambul. The next major discovery was in 1849 near the South Para River.
You can find a map of the current goldfields, and more details regarding the goldfields within each state, at the related link below. The second link gives more details of the Victorian goldfields.
People came from all over the world to find gold in Australia. Italians, Irish, Greeks, Germans, French, Americans and Canadians made up some of the immigrants. However, by far the largest group was the Chinese, who came in their thousands.
About 50 cents these days in 2012
A stockade is made of a wood.
Gold was discovered in Australia as early as the 1820s and 30s, but discoveries were kept secret, for fear of sparking off unrest among the convicts. There is much conjecture about who was the first person to find gold in Australia. It would be fair to say that perhaps we will never actually know...
Edward Hargraves, the man who started the Australian goldrush, employed the services of John Lister and the Tom brothers, William and James. They did the real hard labour, but they used the knowledge Hargraves had, as well as the technology of the rocker which he brought from the Californian...
The Chinese were known for growing their own vegetables, which formed the staple of their diet during the Gold rush in Australia. They kept their own pigs, ducks and poultry which they would kill and eat, ensuring they always had a supply of fresh food. Their diet was far better than that of the...
Rightly or wrongly, Edward Hargraves is credited with starting the gold rush in Australia. \nEdward Hargraves had studied the geology of the Bathurst area and, convinced that it was similar to that of the California goldfields, from where he had just returned, went prospecting. He asked for...
There is much conjecture about who was the first person to find gold in Australia. It would be fair to say that perhaps we will never actually know who was the first person to find gold. However, there are some records of notable people finding gold. Surveyor James McBrien reported finding gold...
Peter Lalor was not leader of the Ballarat gold rush. The gold diggers who were unhappy with the gold licencing system and unfair licence checks elected Lalor to be leader of the rebellion which came to be known as the Eureka Stockade.
it was very hard, because they felt as if they had one thing in life which is help there mothers.They didn't have friends they didn't have schools and well they fill really lonely.
Gold has been of know since ancient times. It is found in many places and by many people. Specific deposits may be kept secret.
After gold was discovered in Australia as early as 1823, discoveries were kept secret for a number of reasons. First, there was the fear of sparking off unrest among the convicts. There was concern that, if the convicts heard about these discoveries, they would be more likely to attempt escape,...
womens used to wear normal clothes like us just not as good quality as us
During the Australian goldrush, many aboriginal people were displaced from their traditional hunting lands, and forced to move elsewhere, severing their very close connection to their own specific lands. Aborigines were not interested in gold: it couldn't be eaten and it served no purpose for them....
In Australia: Edward Hargraves: initiated the gold rush in Australia byfinding gold near Bathurst, New South Wales (the real finder wasJohn Lister, but Hargraves was given the credit) Paddy Hannan: started the gold rush that led to theestablishment of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia Jim (or Jack...
Most of the women and children followed their husbands during thegold rush. They lived in the towns that were built for the godrush.
what effects did the gold rush have on sacromento
The two most popular goldfields in Western Australia were Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie.
The first gold in Victoria was found in Clunes on 11 June 1851, by James Esmond . Meanwhile, at almost the same time, gold was also discovered at Anderson's Creek, near Warrandyte, by Louis Michel , a publican from Melbourne.
The "Welcome Stranger" was the name given to the largest gold nugget ever found and recorded. It measured 61 cm by 31 cm and was discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates at Moliagul, western Victoria, Australia on 5 February 1869.
These towns are all goldrush towns in Australia.
Cobb & Co was an Australian transport company during the goldrush years of the mid to late 1800s. It was started by four Americans, Freeman Cobb, John Murray Peck, James Swanton and John Lamber, in 1854. Originally called the American Telegraph Line of Coaches, the name was later changed to Cobb &...
You need a license to mine for goldYou can either get gold in the river or undergroundChinese people have to pay more
A flapper would be more anachronistic in today's society since they were women who partied in the 1920s. A gold digger is a woman who married into money, a-la Anna Nicole Smith, or someone who dates rich men. The two could be the same, but flappers were more the partying type. ____ Flappers could...
The first significant gold rush in the United States was in Cabarrus County, North Carolina (east of Charlotte), in 1799
A gold cradle was used to help separate gold from gold-bearing dirt. Cradling involved a wooden box loosely resembling a cradle. The cradle was used for sifting through larger amounts of sediment to find gold, and was popular from the early times of the goldrushes. It required at least two men to...
Gold has been found in numerous places in New South Wales. The first payable gold was officially found near Ophir, near B athurst. Other towns where gold was found include: . Sofala . Hill End . West Wyalong . Cowra . Cobar . Tibooburra . Parkes . Forbes . Tingha . Broken Hill
The Eureka Stockade is regarded as the birthplace of Australian democracy. The Eureka Stockade was the 1854 miners' uprising on the goldfields of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The main source of discontent on the goldfields was the expensive miner's licence, which cost a monthly fee of 30...
they used mainly potting because they were not used to the underground
Three ways in which people would get to the goldfields were walking, horseback or horse and cart.
they used strategies like panning an other stuff
Gold has been found in numerous places in New South Wales. The first payable gold was officially found near Ophir, near B athurst. Other towns where gold was found include: . Sofala . Hill End . West Wyalong . Cowra . Cobar . Tibooburra . Parkes . Forbes . Tingha . Broken Hill
294.10 Troy Ounces found in 1998 in Alaska by Barry Clay.Richard L. Burton III
then you can go dig when ever you want