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S: The Australian Gold Rush

BC: the Australian gold rush | By Emma colwell | this book on the Australian gold rush is a book that tells you how gold was found who went there. it tells you how they lived and survived and what they had to go through.

FC: The Australian gold rush | By Emma colwell 6PE

1: Contents | Page 2. introduction | Page 3. the people who went there | page 4-5. the items they had to buy | Page 6. the items they had to buy | Page 7. clothes they wore and weather conditions they chose to go in | Page 8. conditions they lived in | Page 9. Health | Page 10. conclusion | Page 11. all the pictures

2: Introduction | In 1851- 1865 lots of people went to the gold mines to find gold and make money out of it. in this book it will tell you everything about the gold rush.

3: The people who went there. | The people who went there came from places like Britain, England and France. people form other countries came also but they were not as wealthy and they did not buy permits then they would get caught and go to jail. if they did not get caught that was amazing

4: A permit is a form that says you are allowed to dig here and you have paid to dig there and all the gold you find you can keep. So in total to get all these items it coasted about 15Pounds ($40) Back then that was a fortune.They had to buy items like a pick to dig through hard rock, a shovel so they can dig big holes for ground gold, a pan so when they find the smallest bits of gold they can store them in the pan, a tent so they have shelter for bad weather conditions, flour lasts for ten days and can be used for damper, tea will last for two weeks and when gold diggers are out digging for gold they get very thirsty and the water there is not clean unless boiled and blankets for in the night the temperature goes right down and you would get very cold without them and a permit. if they did not have a permit and they got caught they would go to jail. A permit is a form that says you are allowed to dig here and you have paid to dig there and all the gold you find you can keep. so in total all these items would cost about 15 pounds ( $40). that amount of money back then was a fortune. | The items they had to buy

6: Clothes they wore | men wore a wide brimmed hat so it would protect the miner from the sun. shirts were usually made from linen, cotton or wool. the miners usually wear 2 t-shirts for warmth. the undershirt was usually made from linen or cotton. trousers were made of twill cloth or wool. in winter long underwear was worn. high leather boots that protect the knee when he/ she was on the ground were worn. overcoats were worn for warmth. they were also made of wool. most clothing was worn until it was broken because clothes were so much money back then.

7: the weather and conditions they chose to go in | the gold diggers use to go in horrible conditions sometimes it was very hot and sometimes it was very cold. most of the gold diggers never came in the right weather

8: The conditions they lived in | when gold diggers went to find the gold they had to sleep in caves or canvas. they did not have showers or any way to keep hygienic. the places they stayed were very hot in the day and very cold in the nights and they did not have any blankets or rugs to keep them warm or comfortable.

9: Conclusion | SO life in the gold rush was not easy and some did not survive in the harsh conditions or from not having enough food. but in all most survived and found lots of gold, some even got rush. most gold was discovered in Western Australia in 1886 trough to 1893.

10: in the places they lived in if one person got sick they would all get sick ( they would all catch it). animals came through the walls and tents and laid their droppings on the food and other places. the animals were mostly rats, mice and spiders. these are all not hygienic animals. | Health

12: References | Google Images | Wikipedia | Google | Daily Life on the Goldfeilds

13: The Australian GoldRush | References | The Australian Gold Rush

14: About the author | The authors name is Emma Colwell. I is 11 years old. I go to St Hildas and I am in year 6. My favorite colour is purple and I have always wanted a puppy. When I grow up I am going to be a marine biologist.

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