Goldfields: Women & Children
Children and education
Children moved schools often. Parents kept moving to find richer goldfields. Often there
was no schooling because there was no school built. Schools were made from tents the
roof was made from a canvas material.
On the goldfields many children died because of the foul mvddy water they had
to drink. Conditions were poor and cemeteries were set up to bury the dead.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2. singing and dancing for diggers
3. some women were diggers
5. caring for children
6. making bread, butter and jams
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