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What event in 1851 attracted a new rush of settlers to Australia?


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July 16, 2013 7:41AM


It was the Gold Rush.

1851 marked the start of the Australian goldrush. Gold was found by Edward Hargraves, with a great deal of assistance from John Lister, in the Bathurst region of New Douth Wales, specifically,Ophir. This occurred in New South Wales in May, and a few months later in Victoria, in August.