S: Gold fields By Susannah Buss
BC: The gold rush times were hard to live through. People came from all over the world. Eating, drinking and shelter supplies were hard to find. Some struck rich and others got none.
FC: The Gold rush
1: In 1852 the rush to the gold rush started. People from all of the world, China, Mexico, India and much more came to Kalgoorlie and Victoria, both these places were the gold fields. Thousands of people came to the Gold mines and hoped to strike rich. Most of them went back with nothing, but some become extremely rich.
2: Getting to the Gold fields is very rough. You have to travel for up to 6 months.
3: The provisions are low and food is stale and hard. You get biscuits with maggots and stale soups!
4: Food: In the gold fields it was very hot. If you have mutton you will have to eat it quickly. Due to the dirty water you have to boil it to drink it, so tea is good to flavor it. They also ate lots of damper so you have to buy lot's of flour.
5: In the Gold fields you need to have blankets to keep you warm. Some nights the cold air can be very chilling. | Tents don't necessarily keep you warm, but they keep you dry and safe from the wind.
6: To be able to mine in the gold fields, you need a permit. To get a permit you go to an office and sign one. Some people don't bother getting one, but if you get found digging without one you will get beaten up.Permits don't cost much, so it is worth getting one.
7: Why did everyone rush to Australia to dig? Why not dig in your own country? People came to Australia to dig because in other countries when you got gold - even with a permit - you had to give it to the king, queen or some sort of a leader.