Women & Children on the Goldfields
In the early 1850 there was not many women on the goldfields.Only a couple of years later the women started to help the men to find gold but in the goldfields there was still more men. Some women still didn't help the men they cooked for them, they washed their clothes and looked after the children. Also some of the women danced and sang for them.
Roles and Responsiilities
Women on the goldfields were always doing different things. Some women mined gold with their husbands. Sometimes they brought their children to help them and to not leave them alone at home. Some women dug for the men and supported them by dancing in front of the men and children.