Gold and How it Created Modern Australia, 1st Edition

  • Kenneth Muir
  • Published By: Trocadero Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0864272693
  • ISBN-13: 9780864272690
  • DDC: 994.03
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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No other mineral can excite the world in the way gold does. In 1851 gold was discovered near Bathurst in New South Wales setting off a series of gold rushes that attracted fortune seekers from around the world. When the rush spread to the infant colony of Victoria the continent was transformed. Here we see how the power of the pastoralists and squatters was broken by a new class of people whose wealth was not based on landholdings or an accident of birth. This is the story of how gold changed the face of the Australian colonies to build a new and prosperous nation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
Australian Timelines._x000D_
Gold The Precious Metal that Brought Instant Wealth and Long-Term Prosperity Kenneth Muir._x000D_
1: Early Days._x000D_
2: The Rush is On._x000D_
3: Eureka._x000D_
4: Changing Times._x000D_
5: Racism._x000D_
6: Last Rushes._x000D_