TLF ID L702
Dig for gold on the Ballarat goldfields in 1865. Try your luck at alluvial or shaft mining. Buy a miner's permit, tools and enough supplies to last a month. Discover how hard life was on the goldfields. Explore a map showing the countries migrants left to join the gold rush in Australia. Find out which towns developed due to the discovery of gold. Look at an illustrated timeline to find out how the gold rush led to a boom in the Australian economy and rural development. This learning object is the simplest in a series of two learning objects that differ in complexity of navigation and basic calculations.