The Australian Gold Rush

By Ashika

1851

It was the year 1851 when a young gentlemen named Edward Hargraves found five specks of gold near a lake and after that lots of young diggers came to Austrtalia to find the precious gold which is now a big part in our history. It was really hard on the goldfields because the diggers had to pay a licence fees at the cost of 20 shillings per month. Sometimes when diggers didn't have any money they were thrown in jail for not paying the licence fees.

GOLDEN FACTS

1854

IN THE YEAR 1854 A GENTLEMEN NAMED PETER LALOR DECIDED TO HELP THE DIGGERS AND CUT THE LICENCE FEES TO A FAIR AMOUNT, AND SO HE DID HE STARTED SOMETHING CALLED THE EUREKA STOCKADE WHICH WAS A CAMPAIGN THAT WAS HELD AND IT REALLY CHANGED THE WAY THINGS WERE ON THE GOLD FIELDS.
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THIS WAS THE EUREKA FLAG