Women & Children on the Goldfields
By Frank 5T
Children and Education
Roles and responsibilities of Women
2. Singing and dancing for diggers
3. Some women were diggers
5. Caring for children
6. Making bread, butter and jams.
On the goldfields many children died because of the foul muddy water they had
to drink. Conditions were poor. Cemeteries were set up to bury the dead.
People died from whooping cough and measles because there were no hospitals.