Year 5 Gold Discovery In Australia
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Events leading to the Australian Gold Rush

This short movie is a serious of images, text and music to education primary school children about the series of events leading to the gold rush in Australia...
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Read this first to see how the Australian Gold rush began. Who found gold first in Australia? A quick video which simply outlines the events which lead to the Australian Gold Rush era. CCS3.1

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Kylie Dufty's curator insight, November 18, 2014 9:04 PM

This two minute film provides an introduction to the discovery of gold in Australia.  It contains images and facts including dates.  It would be a great introduction to the discovery of Gold in Australia. 

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The Early Australian Prospectors Part 2 - YouTube

This Video takes an informed look at the Gold Rushes and early prospecting in Australia. The Video covers the first Gold Rushes of the 1850's and how other d...
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View part 2 of the Early Australian Prospectors videos to see how gold prospecting changed the landscape and the makeup of the population of Australia.

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Australian Migration (1788-1900) - The Colonial Years - YouTube

This Video takes an informed look at the Gold Rushes and early prospecting in Australia. The Video covers the first Gold Rushes of the 1850's and how other d...
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This video looks at life for Early prospectors on the Australian gold fields from China and England specifically. Learn how immigrants affected life in Australia for everyone.

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The Early Australian Prospectors Part 1

This Video takes an informed look at the Gold Rushes and early prospecting in Australia. The Video covers the first Gold Rushes of the 1850's and how other d...
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A well made documentary which would be a wonderful introduction to life on the early goldfields in Australia. The 20 minute film incorporates visuals of primary sources as well as a recreation of mining techniques and the life prospectors faced at the time. CCS3.1 

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