Life On The Goldfields
By Grace 6B
There are 4 different types of tools used in the goldfields. The tools on the gold rush were mainly used for mining and gold panning. The tools for mining were: shovel, miners pick, hammer and a chisel. The gold panning tools were: a metal bowl, sand from the river or creek, shovel to get the sand from land and water.
Clothes In The Goldrush
Some Of The Many People Who Found Gold
Sir Edward Hardgraves
The first man to find the first payable gold in 1851.
Surveyor James McBrien
In 1823 he discovers traces of gold in the Fish River, east of Bathurst.
John Deason and Richard Oates
In 1869 a nugget was discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates in Moliagul, Victoria. It is the world's largest nugget found to date.
WOMEN ON THE GOLDFIELDS
different types of mining on the goldfields
Placer mining involves any type of mining where raw minerals are deposited in sand or gravel or on the surface.
Hydraulic mining involves high pressure water. The water is sprayed at an area of rock or gravel and instantly the water breaks the rocks.
Hard rock Mining:
Hard rock Mining involves digging into solid rock with fine materials. Miners built shafts and tunnels which went straight down into rock faces.
food on the goldfields
Miners in the gold rush mainly had mutton, damper and tea. The mutton was sold by a butcher, who would have a tent set up in the camp. Fresh food, such as fruit and vegetables, were hard to find because it was not available or would go rotten before it could be delivered to the gold fields. Clean water was not easy to get either because of the living conditions.