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Goldmining in australia

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Goldmining in australia

  1. 1. GOLDMINING Australia By Nicolai Gram
  2. 2. WHY GOLDMINING?Important part of Australian historyDevelopment boost, gold rushImportant to the Australian economy
  3. 3. DISCOVERY OF GOLD http:// www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/ articles/goldrush/Exploration of Australia: 1606 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Australian_gold_rushesConvicts to Australia: 1788-1868Discovery of gold: 1851, New South WalesEdward HargravesOphirReported his finding to authorities
  4. 4. Convict immigrationDiscovery of Australia Discovery of gold 1600 1650 1700 1750 1800 1850 1900
  5. 5. GOLD RUSHDiscovery of gold -> Immediate rush for goldOphir: 1000 prospectors 4 months after discovery26,4 tons of gold in NSW in 1852Gold attracting neighbours from VictoriaAuthorities rewarding gold findings near Melbourne, toprevent immigration to NSWRush continued through the rest of the country
  6. 6. MAP
  7. 7. EFFECTS OF THE GOLD RUSHPopulationNew South Wales1851 - 77.0001853 - 540.000Australia1852 - 370.000 people immigrated to Australia1851 - 430.0001871 - 1.700.000
  8. 8. EFFECTS OF THE GOLD RUSHEconomy boom1850’s - 1/3 of the world’s gold from AustraliaGold in Australian authorities handsLicense to mine (30 shilling a month)Boost in development of the countryInfrastructure- First railway builtIndustryMelbourneEnd of convict immigrationConvicts buying license and converting into miners
  9. 9. GOLDMINING TODAY300 tons per yearCoal: A$ 54.590 mioIron ore: A$ 34.249 mioGold: A$ 16.893 mio...Wheat, meat, wool2008-2009
  10. 10. GOLDMINING
  11. 11. SOURCEShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_gold_rusheshttp://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/goldrush/http://www.gold-net.com.au/maps1.htmlhttp://www.economywatch.com/world_economy/australia/export-import.html

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