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GOLD 150 - Celebrating 150 years of Australian gold-rush history.

GOLD 150 - Celebrating 150 years of Australian gold-rush history. | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
virtual museum of Australian gold-rush history...

 

Lots of Primary source material.

 

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Eureka Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eureka Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it

"The Eureka Rebellion of 1854 was a historically significant organised rebellion of gold miners of Ballarat against British colonial authority. The Battle of Eureka Stockade (by which the rebellion is popularly known) was fought between miners and the Colonial forces of Australia on 3 December 1854 at Eureka Lead and named for the stockade structure erected by miners during the conflict.[1] Resulting in the deaths of 22 miners, it was the most significant conflict in the colonial history of Victoria....."

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Chinese history, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Chinese history, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Discover the rich history and remarkable legacy of the Chinese miners who came to Victoria during the goldrush.
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sovereignhill | Family Tourist Attraction, Goldrush, Fun for Kids, Day Trip from Melbourne

sovereignhill | Family Tourist Attraction, Goldrush, Fun for Kids, Day Trip from Melbourne | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
An open-air museum, situated in an early gold diggings area.

This website has some historical information as well.

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Joss House - Chinese Communities 1800s Goldfields | Historic 1850s Village Theme Park Tour South Coast NSW - Gold Rush Colony Mogo

Joss House - Chinese Communities 1800s Goldfields | Historic 1850s Village Theme Park Tour South Coast NSW - Gold Rush Colony Mogo | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
It is believed there were about 7,000 Chinese people living and working on the NSW Araleun goldfields in the 1800s Australian Gold Rush days.
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Australian History: Life in the Gold Field

Australian History: Life in the Gold Field | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it

"Most diggers worked from dawn to dusk, six days a week. Sometimes they were lucky and had a good strike. Often they found very little at all. Perhaps they made as much as the workers left in town, perhaps a little more or a little less. But they worked very hard indeed for what they discovered...."

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Australian History

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After a long trek on foot or horseback by coach or dray from Sydney or Melbourne, new miners were thankful and excited when they reached the goldfields. On the larger fields they saw hundreds or even thousands of tents clustered around creeks or near the site of earlier discoveries. There were horses and bullocks, wagons and carts and everywhere people bustling around, digging, panning, washing gravel, moving mounds of dirt or gently rocking their cradles from side to side.........

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Living Conditions On The Australian Gold Fields | Australian Gold, History & Culture Info - Historic Gold Rush Village Mogo South Coast NSW Australia

Living Conditions On The Australian Gold Fields | Australian Gold, History & Culture Info - Historic Gold Rush Village Mogo South Coast NSW Australia | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Although there was some colonial development in the Araluen area, because of Timber Getting and Farming, the living conditions on the Gold Fields were very harsh.
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Victorian gold rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Victorian gold rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it

"For a number of years the output from Victoria was greater than in any other country in the world with the exception of the more extensive fields of California. Victoria's greatest yield for one year was in 1856, when 3,053,744 ounces of gold were won from the diggings.[3]...."

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Australian Screen - videos on the Gold Rushes

Australian Screen - videos on the Gold Rushes | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it

Newsreel footage and key television documentaries.

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Gold rush history, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Gold rush history, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
The legacy of the gold rush that shaped Victoria lives on in the boomtown architecture and rich history of the Goldfields region.
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Brief history of the beginning of Australia's Gold Rush with a link to info about the Eureka Stockade. 

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Eureka! The rush for gold | State Library of New South Wales

Eureka! The rush for gold | State Library of New South Wales | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it
Follow the story of the enterprising people who sought the glittering prize in Eureka! The rush for gold.

Mainly Primary Source Images - little information

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The Australian gold rush - australia.gov.au

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The Australian gold rush

"The gold rushes of the nineteenth century and the lives of those who worked the goldfields - known as 'diggers' - are etched into our national folklore.

There is no doubt that the gold rushes had a huge effect on the Australian economy and our development as a nation. It is also true to say that those heady times had a profound impact on the national psyche....."

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Australian History: FInding GOld

Australian History: FInding GOld | Gleneagles SC - Gold Rush | Scoop.it

"There are two main types of gold. Alluvail gold is the gold found as small flakes, nuggets or dust. Buried gold is found beneath the earth's surface....."

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