by Nicholson John (9781863737869)

Nicholson John
Release Date: 01 November 1995
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Category: Children's, Young Adult & Educational
Publisher: A&U Children's
ISBN: 9781863737869

A detailed exploration of the phenomenon of gold, and its effect on Australian history, society and the environment. Short-listed, 1995 Cbc Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.
The story of gold in Australia is full of fascinating people and places, adventurers and dangers, successes and failures. From the 1850s, when people first left homes and jobs to find their fortunes on distant goldfields, the search for gold has affected the life and landscape of Australia in many ways...Find out about:... the gold rushes... alluvial mining... working conditions... problems and solutions... life on the goldfields ... the big nuggets... building... health and hygiene... food and cooking... women and children... Chinese miners... law and order... Eureka Stockade... quartz mining... Lasseter's Reef... environmental impact... and much more.

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