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Gold rushes

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S: Journey to the Goldrushes

FC: My journey in the Australian Gold rushes | Natalia voldianovo

1: We arrived in Ballerat 1853 | My father and I arrived in Ballerat in Victoria. we collected supplies. | After exiting the ship from Brazil. my father and i explored the town of Ballerat

2: Visit my mind map about me at

3: My father has gotten remarried and divorced twice. and i am absolutely sick of moving around all the time from place to place. i want to call somewhere home and settle down happily somewhere. Australia is my chance, our chance. This diary will hopefully be one i will not have to throw away. as i throw away others because i think this could be the beginning when it's not.

4: we used to be happy, before my mother left us. My father needs to start a new and better life here | my father Ranaldo. and me ....Natalia

5: We started by horse and carriage on our way to the gold mines. apart from us the carriage was filled with our supplies. until we arrive at the gold mines, I will have to go through the checklist of what to bring again!

6: The trek to the camping grounds

7: Some miners had beaten us there! | as usual my father had a long list of expectations for his team. Wasting time was not to be tolerated so that meant i had to wash, clean and cook.

8: Yes, I had to set the tent up, to show my appreciation by doing something unladylike. Anyway, we were in Australia now and i had no choice because i had promised myself this was the beginning of my new life, our new life

9: before we start mining we have to buy a permit, that way you can sell the gold you find for money!!

10: Day 1 we are alluvial mining and not surprisingly i had to set up and buy all the equipment. Well now i guess i am an expert i will tell you it all. | we have our own area to mine in, though more people will later arrive

11: even though there is a big crowd, gold is being uncovered every minute. But my father is starting to get jealous and is more determined than ever

12: We are Alluvial mining which means we chip on rocks for our gold. The tools We need a shovel, a pick, a pan and a cradle

13: shovel and pick | Cradle | a nearby neighbor with his pan

14: i had to make another journey back to Ballerat because there were maggots in the Mutton and we needed some more supplies of tea | It has been 1 week since i last wrote because i have been very busy, constantly running around to please people. My father and i have made our final decision that we are definitely going to stay in Australia. Good thing to because i have already made some

15: my father and i have settled in to Victoria and my father now owns a butcher, while i am starting a job at the local store in our area. | Now i can call somewhere HOME!

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  • Title: Gold rushes
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