The Australian Gold Rush played an important role in shaping Australia’s social, political and economic landscape. These high quality timeline posters, linked to the Year 5 Australian HASS curriculum, feature 17 key events that shaped the early gold rush era in Australia and will assist your students in gaining a greater understanding of this important historical event.
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These posters compliment the following Australian Curriculum Year 5 HASS content descriptor:
– The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony (ACHASSK108)
Events inlcuded in these posters (note the content described here is paraphrased and in more detail on the posters):
1823 – Gold found in Bathurst
1839 – Gold found in Blue Mountains
1840 – Gold found in Victoria
1844 – Gold found in Lithgow
1844 – Governor Gipps suppresses all gold discoveries
1851 – First payable gold discovered
1854 – miners rebel at Eureka
1855 – Sydney mint opened
1866 – Gold found in Queensland
1869 – World’s largest nugget found
1870 – Gold found in South Australia
1872 – World’s largest gold bearing piece of material found
1885 – Gold found in Western Australia
1887 – Large amounts of gold found in Murchison goldfields, WA
1892 – Gold found in Coolgardie, WA
1893 – Gold discovered in Kalgoorlie, WA
1899 – Perth mint opened
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