Goldfields: Women & Children
Children moved schools frequently because their parents moved locations in search of gold. Moving to new locations also meant that schools were not established. Children had to wait for an education of their own. Many children did not speak english and could not read or write.
Some children received no education, these children had to work on the goldfields panning for gold or performing duties such as cleaning and looking after horses.
On the Austrailan goldfields, the health of women and children was very poor. Many women died because of the bad diseases like dysentery, cholera and many more. Some died from the dirty water that they drank from the rivers or lakes. Many women gave birth to children on the goldfields, other women helped mothers to be giving birth.