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Gold rush

Cox, Karin2014
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By the mid 1800s, Australia had thrown off the shackles of its penal past and was becoming a prosperous place where clever businessmen and entrepreneurs could seek their fortunes. However, the incident that most changed Australia's fortunes was the discovery of gold from 1851.
Main title:
Gold rush / Karin Cox.
Chatswood, N.S.W. New Holland Publishers., 2014.
47 pages : illustrations (some coloured), map, portraits. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.A glittering discovery -- Gold fever at Ophir -- The new El Dorado -- Madness in Melbourne -- Incredible finds -- The long walk to the diggings -- A licence to mine -- Fields of fortune -- Panning and cradling for gold -- Digging and mining for gold -- Empty cities, overflowing "digs" -- Lodgings on the diggings -- Goldfields "get up" -- A tough life -- The struggle to stay clean -- Businesses built on gold wealth -- A full day for little pay -- Goldfield's grub -- Sly grog and good times -- Selling and trading in gold -- Accidents and apothecaries -- Law and disorder -- Racism on the goldfields -- Lawlessness at Lambing Flat -- The Eureka Stockade -- Blood on the Southern Cross -- Girls on the goldfields -- Kids on the diggings -- Famous faces on the goldfields -- Coob & Co and gold escorts -- Give us your gold! -- Bail up! -- Gold around Australia -- Gold ghost towns -- Quiz -- Glossary -- Want to know more -- Index.Includes bibliographical references (page 47)
Dewey class:
J 994.031994.031
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