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The Gold Rush

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S: The Gold Rush

BC: This book is about the gold rush and how, when and where gold was found, as well as much more.

FC: The Gold Rush

1: Gold

2: Contents | Pg 4-5 Gold Pg 6-8 Songs and poems Pg 10-11 Cooking in the goldfields Pg 12-13 Woman's clothing

3: Contents | Pg 14-15 Woman's and men's clothing Pg 16-17 where gold was found Pg 18-19 Stick hut's Pg 20-21 Racism in Australia

4: Alluvial Gold | Handmade Gold | Gold Dust | Pure Gold

5: gold can be found in water, soil or underground.During the gold rush millions of people came from across the world just to get an ounce of gold.in those day's one ounce of gold was equivalent to three dollars now.

6: Music & Poems at the Goldfields...

7: When the people were depressed, because they couldn't find gold they used to write poems and songs about the gold rush.

8: The night too quickly passes And we are growing old, So let us fill our glasses And toast the Days of Gold; When finds of wondrous treasure Set all the South ablaze, And you and I were faithful mates All through the roaring days. by Henry Lawson,The Roaring Days, 1889

10: Cooking in the Goldfields

11: After dark, the digging shined with thousands of campfires as diggers cooked evening meals outside their tents. By 1853, many miners built mud-brick chimneys against one end of their tents to keep them warm and allow them to cook inside when it is raining.

12: Clothing in the goldfields

13: Woman wore Corsets, layers of petticoats and full, hooped skirts that are very long and dresses that reach the floor. they were very fashionable in the olden times, but woman found these clothes unsuitable for the diggings. instead they wore simple cotton dresses with tight-waisted jackets. skirts were worn just above the ankles to avoid getting dirty in th mud. the woman also wore leather boots. wide hats were common because they protected the face and shoulders as well as the neck of the ladies.

14: Woman also used to wear bonnets to keep their hair out of their face while cooking, as well as looking neat and lady like.

15: A wide brimmed hat protected the miner from the sun | Shirts were often made of cotton or linen, and the miners wore two layers | High leather boots protected the knees when the miner was leaning

16: The map that is on the next page is showing where gold was found in Western Australia. The purple marks are where it was found.

18: Stick huts were very common on the Goldfields. Men would make them out of bark and wood they found lying around.

19: Here are some of the materials needed to make the stick huts: tree bark young trees tree trunks twigs mud axe shovel reed (water plant with long leaves) hammer and nails

20: RaCiSm Is BrOuGhT InTo AuStRaLiA By the 1800's, most Australians of British heritage wanted to ban all Non-Whites from the country. At federation in 1901,the Immigration Restriction Act made it almost impossible for anyone except Europeans to immigrate to Australia.

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