Australian Gold Rush Colony - Resource Links

Educational resources for students, teachers and researchers - gold, gold rush days, Koori culture and Australian history. Note: while all care is taken The Original Gold Rush Colony cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information on suggested 3rd party websites.

Also see the Gold Rush Colony's own Gold, Australian History, Gold Rush days social, economic & cultural impact and Australian Indigenous Aboriginal culture resource book.
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Gold & Goldrush Days

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GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

A HSIE module suitable for years 5-6 from the Country Areas Program of NSW Australia. Step back to the 1850s and choose a Goldfield to travel to - Decision Making & Organisation. - http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/rm/s3/gold/gold.html

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Eureka! The Rush for Gold

State Library of NSW - Australian history discovery resource with rich information and links to other gold resources. Learn about the development of and life in Australia's gold rush days of the early 1800s. Follow stories of the people who sought their fortunes on the goldfields. - http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/gold/index.html

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Interactive Gold Rush Game - National Museum of Australia

Fun & rewarding online game designed for kids 8-12 years, but great fun for all. Travel to the Ballarat goldfields in Victoria - find your tools, gather your equipment and dig for gold. Discover the importance of the Gold Rush era in shaping Australia's population during the mid to late 1800s. - http://www.nma.gov.au/kidz/learn_and_play/gold_rush/

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Gold Downunder - Australian Mines Atlas

Learn about Gold - mineral properties, gold in Australia, how is it formed, how it is used - what is it worth. After you have read the information - test your knowledge by taking the Gold Quiz (find link to the beginning of the quiz at the bottom of the first page). - http://www.australianminesatlas.gov.au/education/down_under/gold/index.html

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eGold - Australian Heritage - Electronic Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia

Australian Gold Rush - Early colonies, culture, economy, infrastructure and environment. Gold resource connects Victoria's stories to wider global historical themes. Primary & Secondary Schools - Gold, Law & Order, society, culture & heritage and impacts on Indigenous Australian Aboriginal people. - Encyclopedia of Gold in Australia

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Discovery Of Gold In Australia - Year Book Australia, 1911

Australian Bureau of Statistics article. Includes; discovery of gold, quantity of gold produced, methods of gold mining and modes of occurrence of gold by Australian state. Also - Remarkable nugget finds and Australia's gold production in comparison with the Commonwealth & World Gold. - http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Previousproducts/1301.0Feature%20Article...

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Racism on the Goldfields

Lambing Flats and the Chinese massacre were not the only instances of ill treatment of the Chinese. This is a documentation of a sad part of our history - http://www.hsse.nie.edu.sg/staff/blackburn/chinese.htm

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Melbourne the main destination for British travellers in 1852

The Lure of finding Gold in Australia made Melbourne the Most chosen destination for Bristish Dreamers. Their arrival changed the face of the Eastern Seabord of Australia. Many arrived in Victoria then travelled north to Mogo and the Araluen - http://www.museumvictoria.com.au/marvellous/gold/index.asp

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SBS Gold Database

Explore stories of the Australian Gold rush days diggers, the impact of the gold rushes on Australia, research the database and interact with visual features to learn more about the Australian gold rushes. - SBS Gold Database

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Australian History

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Aussie Educator a great resource

A total Tertiary level education page for Australian Teachers. The Australian Convict situation in the colonies Transportation vs Imprisonment etc provide essential background information for the changes that came about with the Gold Rush. - Aussie Educator - Australian History Resources Convicts & Colonies

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Harvest Of Endurance - Chinese In Australia Timeline Scroll

An amazing painted scroll depicting two centuries of Chinese contact, immigration and life in Australia before, during and after the 1850s Gold Rush Days. Fantastic interactive resource. Learn about Australian / Chinese social and cultural influences, work and racism. - Harvest Of Endurance

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Koori Culture - Australian Aboriginal

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Koori Coast - Saltwater People Of The NSW South Coast

The Living Knowledge Project - learn about the Australian Aboriginal people of the Yuin Nation - a large region south of Sydney, New South Wales. Incorporating Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Sapphire Coast & inland through the Southern Highlands down to the Victorian border. - http://livingknowledge.anu.edu.au/learningsites/kooricoast/01_welcome.htm

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Aboriginal and Koori living in Harmony with the Land

The Indigenous peoples of The Australian Continent have a proud 30,000 year history or living in harmony with the land, the seasonsa and food availability well documented by Greening Australia Victoria - http://home.vicnet.net.au/~schools/pdfs/modules/s4fmod4.pdf

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Know your Bush Tucker

Traditional Aboriginal Food is the original"Slow Food", with Aboriginals eating primarily what grew in their local area. They did not boil food, so did not need cooking pots. Many of the 15 plants discussed on this excellent site are available in the Mogo region - http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bushtucker/

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Other - General Interest

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1850's Britain Climate of change

Britain was the First country to Industrialise. However other countries followed quickly, with the use of coal, iron railroads, trains and shipping leading to rapid changes throughout Western Europe, United States and even Japan. - http://www.flowofhistory.com/units/eme/17/FC116

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Bird Life of the Eurobodalla

Over 250 bird specis of birds have been identified in our region by the Eurobodalla Natural History Society. Many of these can be seen at the Original Gold Rush Colony, in the Mogo state forest or at nearby Batemans Bay. - http://www.eurobodalla.com.au/birds-of-the-eurobodalla-shire

Bower Birds and Blue Bits

The Original Gold Rush Colony is home to a Bower Bird. This article from the NSW Government website gives insight to this unusual native species. - http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/animals/Bowerbirds.htm

Gold As A Backing to Currency

Article by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, an Austrian School economist and philosopher, about the meaning of paper money and its affects on the world economy. - http://mises.org/daily/5749

Origins of Money and of Banking

A world-wide history of civilisation from ancient times with early barter to the need for currency, money and banking, in the present day. - Origins of Money and of Banking

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Gold Rush Tour Mogo Village Venue Map

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