Goldfields: Women & Children
4,023 women were on the goldfields during the goldrush period. Only 5% of women were single.There were about 3,000 to 4,000 children on the goldfieds. 8% of women were shopkeepers on the goldfields. A Woman's life was difficult because they had to clean and perform daily routines in much harsher conditions. They mostly came to the goldfields when their husbands found gold, women went to help by making food,clothes, sugar, jam and blankets.
Roles and Responsibilties of Women
Women and children's health
Health on the goldfields was terrible for children and women.Lots of kids were getting illnesses and dialbies,children were sadly dying from these diseases because there were no hospitals in the goldfields it is not just like that could just make one and the adults did not have the right medicine or anything like that.They would be in danger if the adults gave them medicine becuase they may never know where it have been. Below is a picture of collecting dirty water.