Goldfields: Women & Children
by Mathew the hunter
In 1854 there were approximately 4000 women on the goldfields in Ballarat compared to about 12500 men. Most women 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 school built. Schools were made from tents.The roof was made from a canvas material.
roles and responsibilities
2. Singing and dancing for diggers
3. Some women were digging
5. Caring for childern
6. Make bread, butter, and jams