Goldfieds: Women & Children
160,000 women were on the goldfield in Victoria they would help their husbands with the food and washing and anything the husband needed in 1860.
Roles and Responsibilities
2. singing and dancing for diggers
3. some women were diggers
5. caring for children
6. make bread, butter and jams
Conditions were poor on on the goldfield. Many children died because of the foul muddy waters they had to drink.
People died from whooping cough, measles and other diseases because there were no hospitals. Cemetres were set up to bury the dead.
Women gave birth because nurses and medicines were limited.