Women & Children on the Goldfields

By: Rubinsin

Introduction

In 1854 there were approximately 4000 women on the goldfields in Ballarat compared to about 12500 men. Most of these women were married.

Children and educatlon

Children moved schools often. Parents kept moving to find richer goldfields. Often there was no schooling because it took so long for schools to be built or there were no teachers.

Health

on the goldfields many children died because the of foul mudduy water they had to drink.Condition were poor.Cemetries were set up to bury the dead. people died from whoooping cough and

Roles and Responsibilities

1.cooking

2.singing and dancing

3.some women were diggers

4.shopkeepers

5.caring for children

6.make bread,butter and jams.