Women & Children on the Goldfields
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF WOMEN
On the goldfields there were people that had dieseas. Also women were giving birth to their children with no medical help. On the goldfields women and children died because there was only one doctor on the goldfields. Many people had dioherrea and people died because they did'nt have medicine. People were so sick that they had to go to the toilet and they didn't have any toilets like us these days they had to go to the toilets in a hole. There were alot of diseases on the goldfields.
CHILDREN AND EDUCATION
During the goldfields some children died .Some children went to school. There were up to 95 children for every one teacher. Also the teachers had only a blackboard and they got the chalk from England. Most children did'nt have an education. There were more boys then girls at school. Schools weer tents. The roof was made with canvas material. Some children did'nt like going to school so they stayed with their parents to find gold.