Goldfields: Women & Children
By Hollie 5B
Roles and Responsibilities of women
Children moved schools frequently because their parents moved location in seach of gold.
Moving to new locations also meant that school were not established. Children had to wait for an education because most parents could not educate their own children when they had no education of their own. Many childern didn't speak english and could not read or write. Some childern received no education,these children had to work on the goldfield panning for gold or performing duties such as cleaning and looking after horses.
Women and Children's health
Health on the goldfields was very poor. On the goldfieds many women and children died from lots of illnesses. Also when a women gave birth she was helped by other women and because there wher no hosptals like today so the women or baby sometimes died. Many women and children died from Measels.