Goldfields:Women & children

By Edison

Introduction

In the olden days,the goldrush had been started and later on,women and children came too.There were maybe about 20% of women were at the goldields in the olden days.In 1851 to 1854,women had came to the goldfields to help their husband cooking and washing.By 1854 women on the Ballarat goldfields,and 12660 men were all together on the special goldfields.

Women and children health

On the Australian goldfields in 1851,women and childrens health was very poor.They didn't have fresh water,so they drank dirty muddy water and they get plenty of diarrohea!They all tried to be clean,but there are no showers,so they tried their best to be clean.There's a chinese man who sold them some bottles of water to keep them healthy.Usually women and children, had to travel a long distance, to collect fresh water.Most people were very unhealthy,so women were trying their best for fresh water.People who were on the goldfields,were very tired without resting!

Children's health

Children moved schools frequently because their parents moved locations in search for gold.Moving to new locations also meant that schools were not established.Children had to wait for an education because most parents could not educate their own children when they had no education of their own.Many children did not speak english and could not read or write.Some children recieve no education,these children had to work on the goldfields panning for gold or performing duties such as cleaning and looking after horses.
Children moved schools frequently because their parents moved locations in search for gold.Moving to new locations also meant that schools were not established.Children had to wait for an education because most parents could not educate their own children when they had no education of their own.Many children did not speak

Roles and responsibilities of women