Asked in Inventions
Who invented the cradle in the gold rush?
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Asked in Gold and Precious Metals
What was the wheelbarrow used for in the gold rush?
Asked in Australia Gold Rushes
What is the equipment that is used in the gold rush?
What effect did the Californian gold rush have on the Australian gold rush?
It could be said that the Californian gold rush was the catalyst to the Australian gold rushes. Edward Hargraves was the one who found the first "official" major strike in Australia, and he brought with him his knowledge of geology, tools and methods which then influenced prospecting in Australia. Possibly Hargraves' greatest influence was seen in his implementation of the "cradle". The first cradle in Australia was made by William Tom Jr, based on directions given by Hargraves, according to the styles of cradles (also called rockers) he had observed being used in California.
What American gold rush was before the Victorian gold rush?