Teacher guide The gold rush

TLF ID M021668

This collection of 5 activities explores life on the NSW and Victorian goldfields in the 1850's. Using primary sources from the State Library of NSW's collection (diaries, artwork and a satirical cartoon), students investigate the everyday activities of the gold sush. Read an eyewitness account of the first gold escort and investigate William Essington King's gold miners tent.



Educational details

Year level

5

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State Library of NSW
  • Organization: State Library of NSW
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.sl.nsw.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: State Library of NSW
  • Organization: State Library of NSW
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: State Library of NSW
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
Rights
  • © 2017 State Library of NSW. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.