Goldfields: Women and Children
Life for women on the goldfield was pretty harsh. When the women had no work to do, they would help there husband pan for gold or dig. On 1840, there were more than 2000 woman panning and digging for gold. By 1846 there were more than 6000 women people digging. On the goldfield 90% of womaen were married to men. By 1850s there was a population 12660 men's digging for gold.
Roles and Responsiblilities
For many who had birth to a child, it was a total concern. This may be because there are no medical system to help out in the past. There were barely any doctors becuase most of the doctors were digging for gold. Sadly some women did die from terrible sickness and illness.This also happened to many men. There were lack of doctors to help people. There were only around 40 doctors and thousands of people to help out.
Many children died as well. There were many diseases and fevers. For examples, measles, whooping cough, diptheria and dysentery. Some children had bad diarrhea. children had this because they were drinking dirty water like mud water. Not only childrens but men and women too. People were also eating bad meat. Most children were burried in Pennyweight Flat "Children's" Cemetry. People would normaly call it Pennyweight Flat Cemetry but, becuase of all the childrens dieing. There were more than 200 childrens dieing on the cemetry.