Goldfield: Women & Children
By Isaac America, Chicago
Women and Men In The Goldfields
Between 1851-1860, more than 160,000 women and 600,000 men arrived at the Gold \fields in Victoria. 95% of people in the Golfields were married and 5% were single. Lots died from a disease and others died from their age. Women in the Goldfields, numbers were forever changing. In the beginning many women did not go to the Goldfields but by 1854, it was noted that there was 4023 women compared to 12660 men.