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  • "We Found Gold!"

    "We Found Gold!"
    GOLD Film idea/ Australian gold rush movieFirst official reports of the finding of gold in Australia by J McBrien. The information was suppressed.
  • The Gold Find In Hartley

    The Gold Find In Hartley
    Geologists P E Strzelecki and Rev W B Clarke near Hartley,
  • "Convict them!"

    "Convict them!"
    Convict LifeTransportation of convicts to NSW ceased.
  • California gold

    California gold
    The California Gold Rush Gold discovered in California (announced in December 1848).
  • "Let's Go To Seek Our Fortunes!"

    "Let's Go To Seek Our Fortunes!"
    The Start Of The Carlifonia Gold Rush (1849)California gold rush. A great many Australlians sailed for California.
  • Fitzroy and the colonial office

    Fitzroy and the colonial office
    Governor Fitzroy approached the Colonial Office, advocating a policy for the exploitation of mineral resources. He requested a geologist, which led to the appointment of Samuel Stutchbury. This gave approval for the mining of mineral resources.
  • Rich Victoria

    Rich Victoria
    Who is Edward HargravesEdward Hargraves returned from California and washed gold at Summer Hill creek, Ophir. Although he showed little skill in discovering new fields, he received recognition and financial reward. The early rush to the NSW fields led to serious declines in the population in Victoria, so rewards was offered for the discovery of gold in that area. Several claimants came foward, and by the end of 1851 the incredibely rich Ballarat and Bendigo fields were in production. Licence fees was 30/- a month
  • "Let's Go!"

    "Let's Go!"
    Prospectors started arriving from overseas. Approximately 100 000 arrived in 1852. Ships' crews deserted. Women were left while their husbands went in search of gold. Australlia's population went from 404 276 to 1 097 305 between 1850 and 1860. Small gold deposits were discovered in New Zealand.
  • "Reduce The Price!"

    "Reduce The Price!"
    The licence fee in NSW was reduced to 10/- a month after riots at Turon. Victoria followed suit a few months later.
  • Eureka Stockade

    Eureka Stockade
    Discontent with the licensing system and lack of political rights came to a head of the Eureka Stockade. An inquiry followed.
  • 'Miners right'

    'Miners right'
    in Victoria, the licence was replaced with th "Miner's Right", costing 1/- per annum and carrying the right to vote. An export duty of 2s 6d per ounce was placed on gold instead.
  • Vote!

    NSW adopted similar changes in licensing and voting to Victoria.
  • Deposits in Queensland

    Deposits in Queensland
    A small deposit of gold was discovered north of Fitzroy River in north Queensland. The few acres were soon exhausted by the arrivals. 5000-6000 footsore and penniless had to be helped to return to Victoria or to the inland NSW goldfields.
  • Eureka!

    Gold discovered in British Columbia (25 000 prospecters)
  • Chinese on the Goldfiels

    Chinese on the Goldfiels
    An influx of chinese miners meant that by 1860 one fifth of all adult men in Victoria were Chinese.
  • "Attack!"

    Lambing flat riots, in which whites attacked the Chinese.
  • "Let's Travel"

    "Let's Travel"
    Workable gold discovered in New Zealand. between 1861 and 1863. 64,00 people travelled to Otago from Australia while only 8600 arrived from Britan.
  • Gold!!!!

    Gold discovered at Coolgardie, WA
  • It's valuable...

    It's valuable...
    A valuable gold field discovered in Gympie, Queensland.
  • We Need Money!

    We Need Money!
    Gold Found In South Afica mine's waste
    Valuable deposits of very deep gold discovered on the Rand, South Africa. It took
    money and machinery to extract this gold.
  • Kalgoorie's Gold Find

    Kalgoorie's Gold Find
    Gold discovered at Kalgoorlie, WA.
  • We Found It!

    We Found It!
    Gold discovered in Alaska.
    The first goldfields were alluvial or surface goldfields, where the gold could be
    washed or winnowed from the soil. The life of these goldfields was short. In
    Victoria in 1852, it was estimated that the value of gold found by diggers was an
    average of 324 oz per head. By 1856 it had fallen to 103 oz and it further
    declined to 78 oz in 1865. In Victoria in 1856, there were 115 000 prospectors (or
    alluvial diggers.) By 1865, the number had declined to 80 000. Of the