Victorian Gold Rush

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. In 10 years, the Australian population nearly tripled.

Read more about Victorian Gold Rush:  Overview, Background, Lead-up To The Eureka Stockade, Legacy

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Melbourne Cup - History - Early Years
... the first Melbourne Cup on Thursday 7 November 1861, racing for the modest prize of 710 gold sovereigns (£710) cash and a hand-beaten gold watch, winner takes all ... to the fledgling Cup, the first secretary of the Victorian Racing Club, Robert Bagot (c ... the betting, spread-eagled the field and defeated the favourite, and Victorian champion, Mormon by six lengths ...
Dja Dja Wurrung - History - Victorian Gold Rush
... The onset of the Victorian Gold Rush in 1851 placed further pressure on the Dja Dja Wurrung with 10,000 diggers occupying Barkers Creek, Mount Alexander and many streams turned into ... The gold rush also caused a crisis in agricultural labour, so many of the squatters employed Dja Dja Wurrung people as shepherds, stockriders, station hands and domestic servants on a seasonal or semi-permanent ... Mortality rates worsened during the gold rushes ...
Victorian Gold Rush - Legacy
... which 77,345, or just under 18%, were Victorians ... later the Australian population had grown to 1,151,947 and the Victorian population had increased to 538,628 just under 47% of the Australian total and a seven-fold increase ... In some small country towns where gold was found abundantly, the population could grow by over 1000% in a decade (e.g ...
Williamstown, Victoria - History - Victorian Gold Rush and Wheat Boom
... William’s Town had been a primitive settlement until the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, but after the gold seekers began to arrive, many from the tin mines of Cornwall, and many more from the ... The Williamstown Chronicle, the first Victorian suburban newspaper, was established in 1854 ... It went bankrupt, and this vital part of Victorian era infrastructure was only permanently established in the new colony by the Victorian Colonial ...
Examples of Boomtowns - Australia
... Ararat (1850s Victorian Gold Rush) Ballarat (1850s–1880s Victorian Gold Rush) Bathurst (1850s Australian gold rushes) Bendigo (1850s–1880s ...

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