Women & Children on the Goldfields

BY : EMILY

INTRODUCTION

Life was hard on the goldfields in the early 1850s women had to live hard lives because they had to clean their husband's clothes and children, but there were not many women on the goldfields . It was mostly men who looked for gold on the goldfields.

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBITIES OF WOMEN

Some women cook and clean at home.Or some women were shopkeepers.They sold blankets, flour tents and more.Womens use to hide alcohol and sell it but others use to sell good things. Some Women were famous and some helped there husbands mine, dig and shop. Women use to dress up like men so they could mine and some man hid under thier wives dresses .
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CHILDREN ON THE GOLDFIELDS

Some Children on the Goldfields make up games ,some go to school and if there is no teacher its bad luck for them and some children work with their mums and dads. CHILDREN on the goldfields had to wait when a teacher turnded up at school if there wasn't a teacher they just hade to wait a long time for one or they will never turn up.
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Health

Back in the goldfields there were some Doctors that didn't have time to help women give birth. The doctors were busy with other important people like, people who are dying and people who needed to chop of a body part of their BODY! Most Children died because they drank dirty water nearly everyday and the water they drank was very moldy and grose.
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education

Around the 1800s there was no electronic devices. How could CHILDREN live like that! They use to play boring, horrible and annoying games like marbles and they use to make up their own games but believe me they play the most horrible games ever. Children always use to go to school then their teachers might sometimes turn up.

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