Women & Children on the Goldfields
By Mrs. Pearce 5B
Children moved schools frequently because their parents moved locations in search for gold. Moving to new locations also meant that schools were not established. Children had to wait for an education because most parents could not educate their own children when they had no 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.