Life On The Goldfields By Maddy And Zac


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Life On The Goldfields By Maddy And Zac

  1. 1. Life On The Goldfields By Maddy & Zachary
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Leisure activities </li></ul><ul><li>Houses they lived in </li></ul><ul><li>The different work done by men, women & children </li></ul><ul><li>What they dressed in </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Food & water </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leisure activities <ul><li>The diggers didn’t have much time to play on the Goldfields and they just relaxed when they had done for the day. </li></ul><ul><li>The diggers mostly rested on the weekends when they had most time. </li></ul><ul><li>The children also played quits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Houses they lived in <ul><li>Most of the people on the Goldfields lived in tents or huts to keep them warm from the rain, and to have shelter. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The different work done by men, women & children <ul><li>The men went Alluvial mining and Shaft mining. The men dug wholes 1m wide and 10 deep when they went Shaft mining. They also did alluvial mining where they went panning for Gold. </li></ul><ul><li>The women made shops and did the house work looking after the tents. Cooking all the meals for the diggers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What they dressed in <ul><li>Diggers: trousers, and heavy leather boots with a hat. </li></ul><ul><li>Women: long dresses, if they were rich they would wear lace sleeves and white gloves. </li></ul><ul><li>Boys: 2-3 sets of clothes, and boys under 5yrs old wore dresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls: wore dresses with brightly coloured stockings, with dresses and hard leather boots. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Men: wore expensive suits. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transport <ul><li>People that lived in Aust. mostly came by foot. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich people came by horses & carriadges. </li></ul><ul><li>People from North US, China, Europe and the UK had to travel by ship, because there was no other way to travel to Australia. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food & Water <ul><li>The people on the Goldfields mostly ate damper and drank tea. It was hard to drink water in the heat because it would be really warm </li></ul><ul><li>.Not many people ate meat because it wouldn’t last that long in the heat. </li></ul><ul><li>It was illegal to sell alcohol on the Goldfields and people could be arrested for selling it. So even though it was illegal, people still bought it. </li></ul><ul><li>The diggers also drank coffe. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Education <ul><li>The kids went to school in tents while the men were digging and when the women were working. </li></ul><ul><li>The Governments of NSW & VIC wanted everyone to have an education. And they set up a system called National Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>A type of school was the Sunday schools, they were the first schools in the diggings ad they taught religion, reading, writing and mathematics. </li></ul><ul><li>Another type of school was Private schools. Diggers wives set up schools in their tents to earn money for their family. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>Life on the Goldfeilds powerpoint by Sam Jackson, Bill Roberts, Robbie Bushell and Tim Smith </li></ul><ul><li>The Gold Rush </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Up on the Goldfields by Kimberley Webber </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>