Women & Children and Goldfields

by Braimer

Introduction

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

Children and education

Children moved schools often. Parents kept moving to find richer goldfields. Often there was no schooling because there was no schools built. Schools were made from tents. The roof was made from a canvas material.

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Cooking

2. Singing and dancing for diggers

3. Some women were diggers

4. Shopkeepers

5. Caring for children

6. Make bread,butter and jams