Women & Children on the Goldfields
By Reem 5T
Children and Education
Roles and Responsibilities
2. Singing and dancing for diggers
3. Some women were diggers
5. Caring for children
6. Make bread, butter and jams
On the goldfields many children past away because of the foul muddy water they had to drink. Conditions were poor. Cemeteries were set up to bury the dead.
The women on the goldfields had babies but many died of measles and whooping cough.