Women & Children on the Goldfields
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF WOMEN
Children on the goldfields are very dirty and never washed their hands so they died. Hundreds of children died because of rotten food. Many children also died because of the old, muddy water they had to drink. People died from whooping cough,measles and other diseases because there where no hospitals. Cemetaries were set up to bury the dead. Women helped other women to give birth.