Monday, September 15, 2014

Gold rush in Australia !!!!! History Lesson

Gold was discovered in Australia in 1851 in Victoria.

When the world found out everyone rushed to Australia. Many came from California in the USA. There was a gold rush there earlier so when they heard about Australia, they came rushing in. Lots of Chinese people came to Australia as well.

Did you know the richest Goldfields where at Ballarat?

Luckily we got to pan for gold today. There were buckets of sand and you put sand into a tray with a holes int eh bottom and wash it through water that was rushing past.

The miners would have done the on the river banks. I think that this would be hard work and I am glad I didn't have to do it.

Here are some photos of us panning for gemstones

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