Life In The Goldfields
A shovel was used get dirt into the bucket.
A pick was uses dig through rocks and to get gold that's inside a rock.
A cradle was used to seperate the dirt from the gold.
You put the dirt in the top and poured water over it. then all the dirt would come out and the gold would stay in.
A bucket was used to get the dirt into the cradle or pan.
A pan was worked by pouring water water in it and shaking it then hopefully the dirt and the gold would be seperated.
a windlass had a rope on it and when you were mining and the bucket was full you attached it on to the rope and the rope would take the bucket up and down.
was a meat eaten in the goldfields, but if you kept it for to long it would rot.
Was a bread made out of flour and water. it was commenly eaten in the gold fields.
Tea was drunk, because the water was dirty.
Bushrangers & thieves
In the gold rush if you found gold there was a very high chance that someone would steel it, so if you found gold you would have to keep it a secret and hide it, because there were no banks in the gold fields.
Bushrangers were people who came around to gold fields and stole peoples gold. They most commonly rode on horses. There were rewards given to people who found and reported a bushranger.