Life on the gold fields
Types of mining on the gold fields
Different Tools on the gold fields
Some of the tools used
The pan was used to shake around to look for and maybe find gold.
The pickaxe was used to chip at rocks to see if there was gold in the rocks.
The shovel was used to dig up watery sand from the creek bed and put it in the cradle to see if you have found gold.
Life on the gold feilds
Life on the gold fields was usually very tuff and there was no qualified doctors or surgens so if you were about to die then you had no hope. There was also not much food on the gold fields only some damper bread which you would bring along with you and there was also a bucher text on the gold fields which you would get meat with lots of flys on it.