life on the gold fields

stage 3 gold rush

introdution

during the gold rush in order to search for gold people had to have a claim and a licence to look for gold. a claim was an area of land that was 3.6 meaters.often two or three people sheared a claim.

the different types of minning

alluvial gold is found lying on the bottom of the river. pannings and the californion rocking cradel were used to find alluvial gold.reef gold is found in rock. whene shafts go over 40 meaters the windlass was replaced by a whip or whim.

stage 3 gold rush

gold fields

life on the gold fields

wene the gold rush began lots of people left ther job to find a fotrtune on the gold fields as a result the shops closed down as there was no one left in town. when miners first came to the gold fields they lived in tents. the miners would sleep on make shift beds witch were stuffed with leaves. out side they would have a bucket a fire and something special to mark ther tent. there diet conciderd of mutton damper and tea.

gold fields

wommen on the gold field

many white australian and european wommen found freedome on the gold fields.however the aborigonal wommen sufferd terribly from the time the gold rush started.

the chinesse on the gold fields

by 1855 there were 20000 chinesse diggers in victoria. the chinesseminners set up there camp not like other minersthe chinesse had lunduries,barbers,dinning and gammballing halls pit toillets and vegtable patchers. chinesse camps were mut ch more organised than the other minners.

conclusion

working on the gold fierlds wearnt as esey as thay looked you could get killed for not having a licence.