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Travelling to the Australian goldfields

This collection of 16 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories - gold rushes in the mid-19th century; Victorian and New South Wales goldfields; Queensland goldfields; and Western Australian goldfields. Learning objects, film clips, contemporary illustrations and photographs provide evidence of gold ...

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Gold rushes in Queensland

The first significant gold rush in Queensland occurred in 1858, and rushes continued throughout the 19th and into the 20th centuries. This collection of eight digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - early gold rushes in Queensland; gold rushes at Charters Towers and Palmer River; and the Mulgrave ...

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Chinese miners on the Australian goldfields

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources focuses on Chinese prospectors and miners on the Australian goldfields. It is organised into four categories - travelling to the goldfields; living on the goldfields; at work on the goldfields; and opposition to Chinese miners. The collection includes photographs; artworks ...

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Gold rushes in New South Wales

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources is organised in four categories - the first discovery of gold; Australia's first goldfield at Ophir; bringing the gold to Sydney; and goldfields in NSW, 1860-81. The collection includes paintings, sketches, artefacts and photographs. Its highlight is a set of lithographic ...

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Gold rushes in Victoria

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on the rich goldfields of Victoria in the second half of the 19th century. The collection is organised into four categories: rushing to the goldfields; working a claim; success on the goldfields; and failure. It includes paintings and sketches; interactive ...

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Life on the Victorian goldfields

This is a collection of 19 digital curriculum resources focusing on life on the Victorian goldfields. The collection is organised into four categories: conditions on the goldfields; accommodation and food; making a living; and news and entertainment. It includes paintings and sketches; interactive learning objects and a ...

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Gold rushes in Western Australia, 1890s

Gold was discovered at Coolgardie in 1892 and Kalgoorlie in 1893, and the finds sparked huge rushes to Western Australia. This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focuses on these rushes and is organised into five categories: the rush to Coolgardie; Paddy Hannan and Kalgoorlie; prospecting for gold; life on the ...