Goldfields: Women & Children
There were few doctors on the goldfields, and those that were there charged a lot of money for a consultation. "It is no joke to get ill at the diggings; doctors make you pay for it," wrote Ellen Clacy, "many are regular quacks, and these seem to flourish best." More than 160,000 women were among the 600,000 who arrived in Victoria between 1851 and 1860. Those accompanying their husbands (or who were daughters travelling with their family) felt that Australia offered a chance for a better life.
Children's education wasnt very high because they probaly move to lots to school so their parents can find richer goldmines or their parents come from the other side of the world and cant speak english or any other language. Their parents cant teach them because he or she also wasnt educated when they were younger. Schools had to built on the goldfields but more and more goldmines were popping up soit took long periods for schools to be built. Some people build their own school which can fit 100 people. And if parents wanted their children to go there, the owner places a piece of log where people had to pay fees for them. The people from the school only teaches standard education so the childrens brain wasnt high. Some parents didnt want them to go to school because they wanted them to help dig up grains or nuggets. Childrens childhood is mostly helping their parents by carrying wood helping stay guard of the tent,cared for the horses and fossickedamong the 'tailings' or left over gravel and sand