Gold's History In Australia

By msm2001
  • The Discovery of Gold

    The Discovery of Gold
    The first payable was 'officially' discovered in 1851 by Edward Hargraves. He found gold in Ophir in NSW.
  • Miners Licence

    Miners Licence
    For the miners to mine in Australia they had to pay for a licence. Each digger had to pay 1 pound ten shillings each month, simply for the right to dig.
  • Eureka Stockade

    Eureka Stockade
    In 1854 the miners rebelled against the miners licence in Eureka, Victoria causing to Eureka Stockade.
  • Chinese on the Goldfields

    Chinese on the Goldfields
    The Chinese miners were wrongly treated because of their different skin colours and how well they worked. The miners of the Buckland River lead held a meeting, after which they went to the Chinese camp and tried to drive them off. They injured and killed many chinese people at the mines.
  • Queensland's Gold Rush

    Queensland's first sightings of gold was in Rockhampton.
  • The welcome Stranger

    The welcome Stranger
    The world’s biggest gold nugget ever found is the Welcome Stranger nugget. It was found by John Deason and Richard Oates at Black Lead, Victoria.
  • South Autralian Gold Rush

    South Australian gold was first discovered in Birdwood.
  • First sightings in WA

    The first sightings of gold in Western Australia was in Halls Creek.