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State Library of Victoria fabulous collection of resources, images and information. Newspaper articles. Includes section on Life on the Goldfields. Lots of primary source material.



Explore the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie, one of the biggest open cut mines in the World. Take a look at the Video  The Photo library is great.


World Gold Council

The World gold council has a great sections on Gold Facts including Fort Knox's holdings, the number of people worldwide who are employed in gold mining,information about the largest gold coin etc.

Eureka Stockade

Eureka Stockade National Museum of Australia - comprehensive coverage of the 1854 Rebellion


Gold  - SBS Site

Comprehensive Coverage of Australian Gold rush, explore the impact of the gold rushes on Australia and uncover the stories of the diggers. The topics  detail the varied results of the gold rushes on the young colonies of Australia, and use newspapers, diaries and memoirs to uncover the personal experiences of those caught up in the rush. This site has a number of great interactive features.


The Early Australian Prospectors Great video in Part 1 and Part 2 Using early footage.


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